I’m currently sitting in the Atlanta airport waiting to board my flight for Belize! I was so afraid that I was going to miss my flight here (my flight from Newark was at 6 am and I got to the airport at around 3:45 am and the baggage claim people had not opened yet! It took an hour to get my bag checked!). This airport is huge so I was nervous at first but I figured it out! I actually saw a girl wearing a Rutgers hat here- she goes to Rutgers and is also going to Belize but with her family, not with CELA. What are the odds??
Traveling on Christmas day is kind of weird, because it doesn’t really feel like Christmas. Since I got done with finals on the 21st at night, I only had a few days to say goodbye to all of my friends, some of whom I had not seen since the summer! It was bittersweet, but my family made sure we celebrated while I was there and that I got to open all of my presents! I got a lot of clothes and my mom made me stuff them in my already very full suitcase because she really wanted me to bring them. I think I’ll really miss my dog the most. I think he always knows when I’m leaving and he gets a little more snuggly than usual. I included a picture of him.
I am super excited to be in Belize, but also really nervous. I know that it is going to be great and that I’m going to have so much fun (at least that is whateveryone keeps telling me) but I can’t help but be a little jittery! I’m sure everything will calm down once I arrive.
Something cool I realized this morning was that after this trip, I will have stepped foot on three continents. Only four more to go!