The only thing that has gotten me through my last few weeks of school and exams is the fact that in 14 days I will begin my adventure to one of the most beautiful places in the world: Costa Rica. While I am leaving behind family, friends, security, and most importantly missing one of the most significant days in my brother’s life, his college graduation (could not be more proud of you, Jake) – I am beyond excited. Before I begin, I must thank my family for giving me the world (literally) and for always believing that I can overcome the hurdles put in my way (sometimes by my own choosing). No amount of gratitude would be enough.
With 14 days left, you may think I have made progress on all the pre-trip requirements: bought all the right clothes, packed, read the entirety of my travel books, am able to speak at least a sentence of Spanish, learned how to roll my r’s, etc. Sadly, I cannot say that a single one of those tasks can be checked off. In the next 14 days, I will finish my sophomore year, travel to Princeton to celebrate Lawn Parties with my brother, spend 4 days at home going to doctors and getting all my supplies, and saying goodbyes to my family and dog, Lilly.
While there is still so much to do before I leave, I have, sadly, had very little time to prepare at school. Yet, I have begun learning basic Spanish on duolingo (probably one of the most important apps on my phone) and started reading the travel book. The most helpful phrase that I have stumbled upon and have absolutely no clue how to pronounce is, “No como carne roja”, or “I do not eat red meat.” But as my mom keeps telling me, I should easily be able to go through all the duolingo lessons when I am home…
Nevertheless, here is to the next 14 days and to hopefully being ready to leave on my 7 am flight to Miami. Adios.
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