I leave PA tomorrow, arrive in Madrid on Sunday morning and my classes start Monday morning. This is the first time I've been on a trip like this all on my own. In Ecuador I was always with a friend or the SIT program, but this time I need to do everything on my own. I'll get thrown right into things. When I get off the plane in Madrid I need to figure out the bus system to get to my host family's house and I won't have anyone telling me what to do or translating for me or holding my hand through it all. This will be a grand adventure and I'm looking forward to this challenge and the opportunities and experiences I will gain from it.
"The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow if I can,
Pursuing it with weary feet
Until it joins some larger way,
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say."
- The Old Walking Song, Lord of the Rings