I'm leaving tomorrow, June 30, to embark on this wonderful journey. I have been so ecstatic about this experience that it has honestly been all that I have been thinking about. I can’t wait to go on the college tours, see the great sites, and experience the East Coast. I can’t wait wait to see what the East Coast has to offer and see what I can offer the East Coast.
Packing was so difficult. I haven't traveled out of state without my family at all, so I was skeptical when it came to packing. I always second guess my clothing options and certain material I might or might not need. I constantly asked myself, "Do I really need this? Should I really bring this?" It was very hard and it took me a long time to pack, but luckily I had a list, a guideline of what I might need. I also had help from Chiamaka Nwadike, who is another Vanderbilt cohort/friend, and my sister, who often travels. If I didn't have help, I probably would be lost. I finished packing though and hopefully I packed everything I need.
Being so excited, I'm not sure how I am going to sleep, but I know I have to. I need to wake up early in the morning to meet all the cohorts at El Cerrito High School at 3:50 AM tomorrow. Once we reach El Cerrito we will have time to go over our luggage and other details about the trip. I need to make sure I am energized enough to get through the early day. I can't wait to start my journey on the East Coast.