Tomorrow is the day. Tomorrow, at 7:20 in the morning I will be boarding the plane to Los Angeles to begin the Helix Project and start my summer adventure.
Today, literally all I did was pack. From 9 am to 11 pm, I was all around my house doing laundry, putting things in my suitcase, organizing papers, preparing electronics, etc. I probably did over a thousand different things and I am now both emotionally and physically exhausted.
Yet at the same time, it is now. The time is now and the real action - the HELIX action - is about to begin! I am so excited to arrive in California tomorrow and see Ella (I will be staying at her house that night). I'll celebrate the fourth of July with her and then on Friday, together we will meet the Helixers and begin our adventure.
Over this past week, I've felt all different emotions about this trip. I mean, I've wanted to go on this trip since 8th grade. I've dreamed about going to this foreign land and seeing my family's past. Yet, this week, I was also nervous/scared/petrified/homesick/anxious as well because yes, I will be going to a place I've never been before. I will be going to a place that is far away from home, my country, and my family. I didn't quite know how to handle it.
But then I realized, I have to do this trip. I owe it to myself to put aside the anxiety, put aside the nerves, and just relax because I've always wanted to go to Eastern Europe. I've always wanted to discover my religions history and my family's roots. I realized one thing plain and simple: it is time.
So I'm going to be brave and just enjoy no matter what. Because that is what life is about: taking risks to find the greater good. I can't have the adventure, if I don't get on the plane. I can't achieve the dream, if I don't take the first step. So here I go - I'll be flying to LA tomorrow. If there's one thing I've understood through all of this is that I'm not the type of girl that is meant to stay still on the ground - I'm the girl who is born to fly.