It’s time for AFRICA.

Emotions I’m feeling: NERVOUS. FREAKED OUT. Pumped.


This is CRAZY. I have to be at the airport at 7 tomorrow morning. It’s getting so close! 

Its hitting me. It’s slowly sinking in that I won’t be sleeping in my bed for the next week. I’m starting to realize that I won’t be in America tomorrow. I’ll be in AFRICA.

We had our first reflection today. Last year backpack journalists Emily Hanigan and Rachel Johnson came to talk to us. It may seem kind of funny, but I guess until today, I forgot we were going to be filming while down there. I’ve been gearing up for Africa so much that I guess I forgot to think about the film side.

Now, don’t get me wrong.. we’ve been practicing filming plenty. Video Boot Camp 2011 was intense. But nothing can prepare us for what we’re going to experience while down there.

As I’m starting to pack (whoops.. procrastination strikes again!) I’m letting the fact that I’m leaving slowly set in. I’m trying to prepare myself for what I’m going to experience, but at the same time, I know what I actually will experience will be so much more.



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