44 days to go. Colorado State has all the study abroad students attending orientations, finalizing details, and memorizing emergency contact information. I have started to pack three times and then realized that I still have over a month before leaving. So now I only mentally pack. Strangely...every time I mentally pack, I forget my toothbrush.
This is the final push. One more week of classes, one week of finals, and then a little work between me and the Bahamas. I rotate between periods of excitement and moments of extreme insecurity. Going to a student orientation that had a focus on the cost to bring my dead body back to the United States really didn't help.
And so I get through those moments by mentally repacking and planning out another part of the trip. I have a list of random stuff to bring (like water guns for my Mount Vesuvius trip and bollywood soundtracks for India). 44 days until I sail out of the Nassau harbor. Anyone else excited?