Just today I have made 4 new friends via Facebook who are either in Moldova or are staging with me in June. What did people do before this? They just showed up without knowing anything? I have to admit, I think we have it pretty damn lucky to be going in this day and age where communication is so easily at the ready. I can understand how much harder this would've been to do even 20 years ago. I'm not undermining the challenge ahead of me but more expressing my gratitude to the access I have.
I am currently working on my resume and aspiration statement. It is harder than I thought it would be as now that the situation is so real in front of me, it's harder to think of what to say. I printed out my student loan documents today which seemed inexplicably simple, I may have to double check that just to be sure that I have everything. I haven't really encountered a lot of things that are that easy.
In looking at these packing lists the peeps on Facebook have posted I'm getting a little bit more nervous and all of the things I do not have. I don't know where I'm going to come up with the money to get all the stuff required. I know it will work out, everything has up to this point, but stress has certainly reared its ugly head.
I will be participating in a group conference call via Skype on Saturday morning. Since I'm not all too familiar with how that works I'll have to do some research this week so I don't look completely stupid in my first impression. My local time will be 7am...on a Saturday...so I'm already at a disadvantage but I may as well get used to odd hours. In reading people's stories from the country and tips I'm getting more and more excited but also a little anxious. SO much needs to be done. There are hundreds of little details that need to be completed for everything to go right. I should probably stop writing here and get on that...