Thursday, September 29, 2011

Goodbye Chicago, Hello World!

It's happening. I'm days away. Mom and Dad come in to Chicago tomorrow, I party it up with some friends on Friday, pack up on Saturday and leave on Monday! This wild wonderful chapter of life is closing, but a thrilling new chapter is beginning.

In the last week, some essential steps in preparing for India have been completed. First, I purchased my tickets! Oh how scary that was. Those things aren't cheap! But I took a deep breath and clicked submit. I have 2 layovers to get there, which means 27 hours of travel to get to Chennai. From Chennai, I'll still have a 2 hour drive to get to the campus. (deep breath) I'll be flying Atlanta>NY (change airports)>Dubai>Chennai and arrive at 3am. Fun! The important thing though is the tickets are purchased and I'll be getting there eventually.

The 2nd big step was getting my VISA approved! I received an email confirmation yesterday, and I think my passport may have arrived in Atlanta already. So nothing can hold me back now! Except for money.... oh yea. There's that too. Still working on fundraising, and I'd say its going well, but I still have a long way to go. $850 raised. $2150 to go!


  1. sorry i've been so terrible about commenting! i love all of your posts and i'm sooo excited for you! i can't wait!

  2. I've officially added your blog to my blog so now we'll ALWAYS be connected!! :)

    I'm sad I wasn't able to tell you goodbye in person... one. last. time. But, I'm still going to call you before your adventure begins!