Monday, June 15, 2009
Hello! Last night, to my surprise and delight, my family threw me a going away party! It was very casual, but many of my friends came, ate, and wished me luck. I got a few gifts, like a book about Finland and about 8 euros! I was very interested by the 5 euro bill and the coins. Apparently one side of the coins are always the same, while the design on the other side varies depending on which country created it. I now have about 12 euros in pocket change, although it is advised to bring more like 50 euro when I am traveling. I now have 6 days! I was asked yesterday at the party whether I was " ready" for my trip. I thought the inquirer meant " did I have all my paperwork and packing in order". They soon explained that no, they meant was I "ready" in my mind. A good question that. Like I said in the previous post, I never really took in the fact that something was actually going to come from all the preparation. As my departure date gets closer however, I find that I am begin forced to say to myself " oh my gosh... this is for real, get a grip!" I am glad I will have a few days to think about it, and to get "ready" in my mind. I think that when the time comes to step into the plane terminal, I will be ready.