This afternoon, I said goodbye to my house, my fish, my town, and a lot of other things, as I finished up my packing (SO MUCH STUFF AND YET I STILL LEFT A LOT HOME!!!!) and we headed to Grandma's house. We'll be here til after lunch tomorrow, then we'll head to Newark and check into our hotel there for the night.
I can't believe it's here. In less than 48 hours, I'll be on a plane, heading over 5,000 miles away from everything familiar...well, I guess I can't totally say that, because I've been to Israel three times, so a lot of it is familiar! But you know what I mean. It's totally surreal, that the thing I've been looking forward to for so long is ABOUT TO HAPPEN.
So yeah. I already know some stuff I forgot...like munchies for the plane, the lactose pills I bought in Israel last time, and capris. But hopefully I have everything essential! I have a feeling, though, that I'm going to be spending a LOT of money this semester, especially the first few weeks, what with needing sheets and towels and dishes and food! Hopefully it'll settle down, but oy, it's a good thing my scholarships transfer, and if I get a double room that's $1000 less, and if I get the money from MASA that's $2000...And with Skype, which I just installed for my grandparents, calls'll be free most of the time! :-D By the way, if you have or want to get Skype, my screen name is shainamaydel87, add me and let me know so I can add you back!
Ok, I don't know what else to say here...wish me luck! Next blog from Jerusalem!