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Officially on My Way

I'm not certain if I can really say that I am officially on my way yet or not? I am away from home. I made it to Chicago via Amtrak today and am lounging at the Hyatt (got a great deal on Hotwire). It was a little bit of an adventure getting here though (no, nothing bad).

I couldn't sleep last night and had an early morning wake-up call for 0530. I had to make the train in Waterloo at 0730 and didn't want to feel rushed. About 0400 I finally got tired and figured that if I fell asleep, I would be a horrible bitch to everyone if I only got an hour of sleep so decided to spare everyone and stayed awake.

I was surprised at how busy the mock-station was at Waterloo. There were at least 20 people boarding at the same time as me! And here I though that I would be the only one there.

I slept on the train most of the way to Chicago. Getting from the Amtrak station to the subway was a bit of an adventure. I had forgotten that the transfer wasn't in the same building and couldn't for the life of me, remember where I needed to go. After 2 wrong directions and about an hour and half of walking (with backpack) through and around downtown Chicago, I finally found the right place! At least it didn't pour down rain on me!

If I've been asked once, I've been asked a thousand times; 'aren't you excited?'. I am...I think? It's weird, I was more excited when I first found out and now that I am actually on my way it's almost like I am numb to it. I don't feel apprehensive or overly excited, I feel more at peace than anything. I don't know if it hasn't hit me yet or what?

So tomorrow I hop on a plane to Germany.....

The weirdest thing about all of this is the fact that I have NO keys...!!

Posted by Khandilee 17:01 Archived in Germany Tagged women

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Bon Voyage! Have a great trip! I love train rides and planes too, and Germany will be such an adventure. Are you going to try to speak German or stick with English? Will you keep your place in the U.S. or did you move out? Will you be able to read your email? Do you have a 2-year contract? What if you change your mind and want to leave before then? I have lots of questions because I have applied for the same thing! Be safe and write soon!

by Pam

Yay, you're on your way! I'll certainly be looking into flights etc to come out this summer. Keep your ears open for any preceptor opportunities for me!
xoxo
Love you,
Kim

by Kim

I'm a little late but finally got on the sight. I know this will be a trip of a life time! and I've never seen you not make the best of any situation. Relax and have a great time. I know you'll be great for the spirits of both women and men that you meet on this journey. Love Mom

by cathy

Thanks everyone for your comments. Things have been very chaotic and busy this past couple of days. I will update a post soon...

by Khandilee

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