Looking at our countdown clock today showing 15 days left until we leave on our trip has made me very nervous. Danny and I were talking the other day about how we felt like this when we were dressed in our wedding clothing in Nepal. We said to each other: “What are we doing? This doesn’t feel like us. We know nothing about this culture.” Our wedding ended up being one of the most amazing experiences of our lives and we now wouldn’t trade it for anything. Now we are sitting in a similar place thinking: “What are we doing? This doesn’t feel like us. We are homebodies.” We are hoping that this experience will be similar to our wedding and we won’t regret a thing.
We have been planning on this trip for almost five years and now that it is finally here it feels like it came up so quickly. In less than two weeks we will be out of our house and have most of our stuff packed in boxes. The thought of not having an actual house to come back to adds to my nerves. We luckily have family and friends that we consider “home” to not be lost.
It still feels a bit surreal to actually comprehend what we are doing. Maybe when we land in London it will finally sink in. Or maybe it will be in a month when I’m crying from homesickness.
The next couple of weeks will be spent making calls to cancel all of our bills, packing up the rest of our house, making sure we have everything for the trip and spending time with family and friends. I’m very grateful to have found someone who is willing to go on this crazy adventure with me.