Tomorrow I am heading to Philadelphia with my mom to visit the city for a few days before I meet up with my Peace Corps group on Tuesday. My bags are not packed yet, and I think it will still take a while longer to get it all organized. It has taken me all summer to clean up my room, and that job will definitely not be completely done by tomorrow morning. I did not expect it to take so long to wade through 23 years of accumulated things.
I am excited for my Peace Corps experience to finally get started. It doesn't quite feel real yet, but I think on Tuesday it will, with all the excited and nervous feelings I will have. After over a year of applications and interviews and medical forms and talking about it and waiting, and then more waiting, it is time.