I think today it finally hit me. I am going to be traveling to another country in just over a week’s time. Once again, I am going to be traveling to another country. This is huge. I have never been outside the country in my life. After 18 years within hours of the Mexican border and never visiting, I am finally going to travel abroad. Excitement is there but so is the anxiety at times. Am I going to have the right clothes? Am I going to know enough Spanish to at least get me through customs? How is my life going to change? These are a few of the questions that I have and hopefully be able to come back in a later post and answer.
I have a pretty good idea of what I am going to learn or am supposed to learn from the class portion of this course. The part that is daunting is the “out of class” experiences that I am going to be having. A third world country is a new thing for me, and the worldview is going to be completely different from our own. I hope that the skills and the knowledge I have learned at this Jesuit university will guide me through this portion of my life. I am also looking forward to building a support group of sorts with my classmates. So if any of you are reading this, I am very willing to talk about any part of our trip or just talk about life. I am not trying to be cliché or overly pushing for conversation but I hope that I am able to contribute to your learning as well as understand mine.