I finished celebrating Christmas Eve, I haven’t slept in almost 24 hours, and in a few hours I will be leaving to Belize. Like everyone, the holidays are usually a busy time for me and the thought of leaving my home on Christmas day is strange. I’ve never left home during important holidays or birthdays, so it feels as if I am leaving family behind. This may seem slightly pessimistic; however, I view this trip as my own Christmas gift. I have the opportunity to explore a new culture, new food, and so much more. This one trip is multiple gifts in itself. I can’t wait for my unique experience to begin! My favorite part of traveling is finally landing in the country. For me, that’s when the adventure begins because reality finally sets in. I view it as, “I’m here! This is happening!” Currently, I am looking forward to the warmer weather and basking in the sun. Getting ready to leave for the airport! More updates to come!