So at around this time tomorrow the lucky 15 of us will be arriving at the hotel in Boston. Where did the time go? I don't think that it truly hit me that I was actually going to venture to Guatemala until a few days ago. My friend asked me how many days it was until I would be in Guatemala. I thought about it and I was like 5 days, wow only 5 more days. Saying this out loud made it feel so real to me and I am even that much more excited! I went out today to pick up all my personal hygiene items and let me tell you finding things that are unscented is a lot harder than I thought it would be. It feels really good to be all packed and ready to go, even though I always have that weird feeling that I am forgetting something.
Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have been given this opportunity. I look forward to immersing myself into the culture, trying new things, making new friends, and being away from technology for nine days. All I have to worry about is being in the moment, without any distractions. I know that after this trip I will have an even greater outlook on life. It is going to make me appreciate all that I have even more than I do now. My family and friends are probably going to get sick of how much I talk about this trip once we are back, but they can deal with it!