It's finally starting to sink in. In 9 days I will be sleeping in Lima, Peru. The southern hemisphere... far far away! I am going to have a new family, new friends, new house, new bed, and most importantly a new LANGUAGE! I have so much to do and so many goodbye's to say that it doesn't quite seem realistic. But, the explosion in my room is very definite evidence that I will indeed be leaving soon. 100 pounds of luggage sounded like oodles and oodles more than I would ever need, but for some reason it isn't. My mom and I have spent the last few days attempting to pack, squish, and stuff a years worth of clothing and gifts into two already bulging bags. In fact, I have taken to sleeping on the trampoline because my bed is otherwise occupied as a packing center and in no position to be used for its primary purpose (sleeping).
So... the countdown begins and my next post will probably find me 12 hours away ready to embark on a new adventure!