It’s almost midnight and I should probably be sleeping right now considering I have to leave my house in 3 hours. It still doesn’t feel real that I’m going to be living in Costa Rica for the next four weeks. Besides a felt mini meltdowns, I don’t think it’s really going to hit me until I’m on the plane in a few hours. The giant suitcase containing 80% of my belongings is sitting in the corner like an elephant in the room. Whether I like it or not, I am growing up and things are changing. I’m learning to try and accept these changes and turn them into something positive. This last month has been the biggest surge of personal growth, maturity and motivation that I’ve had in years. Mom was crying tonight, telling me how proud she is of me. And even though I hate people getting emotional around me, it felt good to hear her say that. And I’m proud of me too! I’m going to trust the journey and I can’t wait to see where this one takes me!