I have always been one to countdown…
I countdown the days to my birthday, the days left until the next semester is here or over… I have counted down the days until a concert or vacation I’m looking forward to… I’ve counted down the days until a bill is due or a new season approaches… Anything really… If I’ve been in the mood to… I may have counted the days until its beginning or its end.
For the most part I have found that countdowns increase my anticipation for the upcoming event… If I am really looking forward to what is coming… It can drive me crazy with impatience! The days may seem to drag on even though the passage of time never changed. ….
This time… I have stopped having an official countdown until I leave for Germany. Why did I do this? I stopped counting down each day that passed by because this time it feels as though time is getting away from me. With a one way ticket to Germany and no definite return date yet, I know that I am leaving America for a longer amount of time than ever before. There is so much to get done before I leave. So many people to see. So many calls to make. So many memories to create. This time the end to my countdown feels like it is right around the corner.
With five weeks until I depart, I can count the number of weeks on one hand.. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5!
I find myself filled with excited anticipation and a dash of nervousness. I know that I am ready for the next adventure. I know that there are many people in America who I will miss seeing on a daily basis, but just like I do now with those in Germany, I will Skype them often! 🙂
And just like that, in 1,2,3,4,5 weeks I’m moving to Germany to write the next chapter of my life’s story!