The clock is counting down. I built this moment up in my head since I first learned about this amazing opportunity. I’ve double checked everything and then checked again.
I have said goodbye to my extensive list of pets. One of my cats, Purrsila, continues to follow me around everywhere. I have reason to believe that she knows I will be leaving soon.
During my last check, I received an email from the University of Pennsylvania; containing a heat advisory. The sun and I do not have a very good track record so my mom and I ran out to make sure I had sunscreen before returning home.
Now I am checking my bags again, as I wait for this once in a lifetime trip.