Friday, April 29, 2011


The past few days have been rough. Migraines have been on and off for the last few days, and it is cutting in to my preparation time.

I am not realizing how little time I have left and how much I have left to do. Yikes!

I only have 4 days, 2 hours and 47 minutes....and all I want to do is either sit back and watch a movie or go to sleep.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Almost there!

So, I'm in the home stretch now! Both doses of dukoral have been taken, trips to the store to get last minute items to bring are starting. I'm also starting to wonder about eating, and getting snacks to take.

Tonight I am sorting through all myt  clothes, and deciding what I need to take - and also making sure I don't need anything else. Looking at what needs to be washed. It's all very exciting! :)

I still feel very calm, which is surprising to me. I am trying my best to go about my daily activities as though nothing is happening. I think if I changed my routine I would do nothing but think - and that would freak me out!

Anyone have any suggestions of things to bring that are typically forgotten?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


After months and months of anticipation wishing it wasn't this day, today finally came. Today was the day that I drink the first dose of my vaccine for Travels Diarrhea and Chlorea, I had plans to change my facebook status, or title a post as "EWWWWWW" or "Just drank the worst thing EVER." However, in actual reality, it wasn't awful. It wasn't good by any means, but it wasn't terrible. I did however had to wait an hour before eating cake. The cake was delicious, and made of quinoa. Yum.

 I will have to take my second dose next Wednesday. One thing that really bothers me is knowingly putting all these chemicals inside me body. Yikes.

In other ways or preparation, I also got a mosquito net today. Thankfully, I didn't have to buy one. Instead I am borrowing one from a family friend. Thank you family friend! We have also been doing some shopping so that I have everything I need for the trip. How am I going to fit it all? I don't know.

12 days, 23 hours, 28 minutes and 9 seconds. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

19 days, 1 hour, 31 minutes, and 9 seconds.

So, I am leaving in 19 days, 1 hour, 31 minutes and 9 seconds.. I found a count down clock on Google, and every day I go check to see how long I have, despite knowing the answer. I have been staring at this clock for the last couple of hours, watching the minutes and seconds tick by, waiting until day 18 arrives with anticipation.

There is a pounding in my chest, and the air is tight with anxiety. Yes, I am getting nervous. While the peace that I have been experiencing for the last few months is still there, it is now accompanied with a constant, minor, feeling of panic.

I wonder where this idea came from, and if I am crazy to travel across the world to a different continent, where I know absolutely no one, and barely anything of the lifestyle and culture.  Maybe I am crazy, but that my normal anyways.

I just cant believe that its almost here! The last few months have been nothing but preparation.

Vaccines? Check.
Travel Visa? Check.
Flights Booked? Check.
Accomidations once in country? Check.
Figuring out how to eat with multiple allergies while being in the airport for over 24 hours? ....

Of course, these aren't the only things that I have done in the last few months to prepare. I am now at a loss of what to do next, as I have never done this before and am not sure what I will require. I have a shopping list of things to do, and no time to accomplish it it seems.

Anyways, I have lost my train of thought now, (Isn't that just like me?) and as a result am going to conclude this post...

19 days, 1 hour, 18 minutes and 37 seconds.