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Thoughts on the Day Before the Trip

As I am preparing to leave for Australia, there are multiple thoughts running through my mind. First, laundry sucks. It never ends. I need to get rich enough to have someone do it for me or marry someone who loves dealing with my dirty filth.

Second, it is tough to believe that the event that I have been preparing for is finally coming to fruition. Even with my bags almost packed and all the necessary preparations accounted for, I still do not believe that it is actually happening. It probably won’t even hit me until I see downtown Sydney for the first time.

Third, I am going to miss being in the United States. After saying my goodbyes to my friends in the Quad Cities and having one last party with my friends in Iowa, it is sad to think about leaving the people that I love so much for two months. And it is going to be a little bit stressful orienting myself away from my everyday life in the U.S. It is definitely going to make me miss being home.

Finally, I am full of excitement for the experience I am about to have. Not many people get the opportunity to go to Australia let alone spend two months living the culture. I am ready for a fun internship, creating memories with the people on the trip and making new friends, and getting to have an experience that so many people will never have the true fortune of enjoying.

All in all, I am ready to head to O’Hare and get the journey underway. This is the beginning of something great.

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