I am the next arrival group! The weeks are really flying by now and the excitement is starting to kick in. Today I actually started getting clothes and stuff together to start thinking (only thinking though!) about packing.
I would be lying if I said that I have not had a few wobbly moments in the last few weeks where I have had a long hard think about whether ‘running away’ for a year is the right thing to do and whether a third program will live up to my expectations but that is now behind me and I am sure that I am making the right decision and who knows where a year at WDW could lead. I am very excited to get started now and I can’t wait to get out of this horrible drizzly rain!
As you can see from the picture I have started to get together stuff to pack, mostly to work out whether it will all fit in one bag or whether I am going to need two. So far that is a work in progress but I will let you know how I get on. I have so far impressed myself by not suddenly realising I don’t have something crucial but it is sure to happen at some point, I have probably jinxed it now!
The one thing I have bought this week is power adapters so I can plug in all my electronic things (phone, laptop etc) when I get over to the states. I wanted to buy a couple so I can charge my phone and use my laptop at the same time but when I went on eBay it was actually cheaper to buy a pack of 5 than to buy 2 so I will shortly be swimming in USA-UK power adapters.
I am hoping to start packing properly at the end of this week or the beginning of next week and I will be sure to do a proper packing post with a packing list and my hints and tips on things to remember to pack. My summer ICP one can be found here if you just can’t wait!
The goodbyes have begun already though – my sister came home from uni last weekend so we could celebrate both our birthdays with the family. When she left that was the last time I will see her before I go which was a bit of a surreal moment. It is just the first of a lot of goodbyes though so I guess I had better get used to it.
The 6th March group including Katie, Sammie, Corin, Tom and Jon left today and I wish them the best of luck and I can’t wait to meet them (and everyone else) in a couple of weeks time.