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The Last Goodbye

1 Nov

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I’m not much of a crier but geez the last few days have been hard. All culminating to today when my mum and my Liz dropped me off at the airport.

It’s really hard when you go away for a long time. Not something that I can say I’ve done too much. Well, besides the odd month-long holiday or two but that’s different.  This is very different kind of adventure.

When you decide to do something different or go somewhere new (that something ultimately being a big change in your circumstances). Time passes by, days, weeks, months, and all of a sudden you’re faced with 1 or maybe 2 days before your departure. It all becomes real and imminent.

Last night was really hectic as I finished packing, ran the last few errands, ticked off the last few items on my ‘to-do’ list, drove back to work cause I forgot my hard-drive and managed to get some sleep on a single bed not designed for 2 people. It was really hard holding Liz while she tried to deal with me going as best she could. Not much I could say or do besides just be there for her. I know that everything will be ok and we’ll see each other soon but this doesn’t change how much it sucks being at the airport, having just said goodbye to the ones I love.

The airport is a funny place, so many people going to so many places, all with a different purpose. I ticked “other” as the reason for travel on the departure form at immigration. Walking down through those gates, having just said goodbye to my mum and Liz was really hard. Crying doesn’t come easily to me but I had tears in my eyes and a certain part of me, probably somewhere in the heart region, wanted me to turn around and cancel this whole thing.

But I won’t cancel or back out of this. It’s what I’ve wanted to do for  a while and feel very lucky for this opportunity. I’ve made some sacrifices to be here and I will try to make the most of this new adventure as best I can. I know the next few months will be really challenging but I will persevere.

Now, I better go, before I miss my flight…


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