The Countdown Begins... 10 Days
In 10 days, I'll be on an 19 hour and 40 minute flight to Singapore, for the first time EVER. I've spent the last month preparing for the voyage so there's not much left to do now besides pack up my belongings, take a deep breath, and board the plane. Yet last night, after drinks with the A-List, I laid down for bed and started thinking about this trip, and I somehow felt like I was sky diving again...
Standing on the ground excited and nervous, but ready to jump. On the plane riddled with anxiety, looking out the window thinking "WTF am I doing" but trying to smile because no one else on this darn plane looks as nervous as I feel, and it's way too late to turn back! Standing in the doorway of the plane, parachute securely strapped on, counting down the seconds til I jump out those open doors with the wind roaring in and TERRIFIED that I'm going to die. I am sure I am going to DIE. Leaping out of the plane, adrenaline and gravity taking over. Suddenly, having the BEST F*in experience of my life! Coasting. Floating. Sun. Silence. Peace. Smiling. The parachute opens, and I glide down to earth. Perfect landing, not bad for a rookie! Complete euphoria, so happy to have survived, feet firmly on the ground and completely psyched to jump AGAIN! No seriously, I really DO want to jump again.
So as I get ready to leave for Singapore, I'm at the stage of my departure where I'm looking out the window of the proverbial plane thinking "WTF am I doing?", but it's way too late to turn back now. There's so much potential for awesomeness ahead, I'm trying to tune out being terrified. I can't wait to get to the part of this "jump" where I'm coasting, and this is the best experience of my life.
"Not trying is worse than to stumble and fall" - Singer, Jazmine
on May 25, 2011
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aww! congrats on the opportunity P and good luck!!
written by Sarah Gonzalez on May 25, 2011
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