Well folks I made the trip to my staging event here in Miami and it has been an amazing day so far. I have even higher hopes for this trip than I did before!
First of all, as much as I loved all of my going away parties, I’m glad that my 3 month summer good-bye is over. I was pretty good with all of my goodbyes I thought because I kept them short. Even though I did stand outside security nearly hyperventilating for about 20 minutes with my parents and Dan, when it was time to go I did one quick round of hugs and then got into line before I started to ball. I kept focusing on things around me and saying what they were so I wouldn’t weep, “orange backpack. Kipling backpack. Kipling Monkies.” and then I’d look back at them and they would all be staring at me. I turned around a bunch of times to wave until finally I just couldn’t see them anymore. That is when I turned around and started crying. I had to take myself into the bathroom and pull it together. I made it though and I haven’t cried since.
Most people who know me well would tell you that I don’t play well with others. I normally don’t like too many people. Well, I don’t know how all 30 people here feel about me, but I actually really like all of them! Everyone I have met has just been sooo cool! I am so excited about these next 3 training months.
So, my mom was thinking that I was coo coo bananas when I told her that I just had to bring my Jedi costume with me. However, I already had to pull it out of my suitcase to use as a prop. Hah