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Daunting and Daring

Nerves and Excitement

One more night in the USA.
It's sinking in and it's definitely scaring me, but it's also leaving me breathless with anticipation. Who knows if I will even be able to get to sleep tonight, which I guess will be proactive in combating my impending jet lag. I'm super nervous about the thought of completely leaving my comfort zone; it's reminiscent of when I first arrived at college. It's frightening to not know anyone and I'm trying to mentally prepare myself for it. The other nerve-inducing thought is that my Spanish is nowhere near perfect. I know it will improve drastically over my time in Spain, so long as I work at it. However, thinking about the first few weeks of adjustment is a wee bit scary.

Okay, moving on from my internal reflection, here is my version of the "Study abroad in Seville packing list"
(If you check out my photo gallery, you can find a picture of my kitty Cuervo trying to help, or trying to prevent, my progress in packing)
Clothes
The best thing about most of the clothes I packed is that they are lightweight and fold up small
Sundresses [several of different colors]
High-waisted skirts [several of both dressy/fancy and fun]
Nice dresses [one burgundy, one black, and one beige]
Shorts [two pairs of nice shorts and two pairs of running shorts]
Tank tops [several of different colors and one dressy tank top, cream colored]
Dress pants [one pair]
Jeans [one pair]
Cardigans [two black of different styles and one grey with polka dots :D]
Blouses [two lightweight and flowy]
Ankle boots [one pair high/fancy and one pair low/comfortable]
Flats [one pair black]
Wedges [one pair mary jane style, very comfortable walking shoes]
Heels [one pair red and one pair blue- just for fun :D]
Running shoes
Bikinis [two]
House slippers
Underwear
Socks [low and ankle]
Sports bras
Bras

Toiletries
Toothpaste [two bottles]
Toothbrush [two pack]
Floss stick pack
Band-aid pack
First aid spray
Neosporin
Ibuprofin bottle
Disposable razors [one pack]
Contact solution [large bottle along with small one in carry-on]
Contact cases [two in luggage and one in carry-on]
Body wash
Soap [four bars- excessive? maybe, but who knows :p it is for 4 months!]
Shampoo and conditioner [regular size bottles]
Deodorant [two travel size ones and one regular size]
Hairbrush
Straightener [just in case!]
Other hair supplies [feels obnoxious if I list them all
Make-up
Face-wipes

Electronics
Camera
Tablet
Laptop
Cell phone [plan on using it for an alarm when I get there]
iTouch [maybe to use for navigation]
Chargers for all devices
Travel adapter [picked up at Best Buy for ~$35 and it's multi-country]

That's all for now! I'm getting up nice and early tomorrow to get everything finished before heading over to the airport!!

Posted by krystenj08 17:13

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