This is a lot more stressful than I had anticipated. I didn’t realize that I would have to do so much preparation. There is this huge list of things that I have to get in order before I leave and I don’t know if it willl all get done in time. I have to study for finals, find someone to watch my dog, acquire everything needed for the trip, finish up scholarship, get everything in order with my boss, write this blog and so much more. The list really does go on and on. I really hope that all of this stress and work is worth it. I’m sure it will be. Along with the feel of stress there are feelings of nervousness and excitement  I’m nervous because I have never been to France before and they are somewhat known for hating us. On the other hand, I’m excited because this is such an amazing opportunity and there are so many new things to see and do. I am leaving tomorrow so we will soon find out if all of this stress will be rewarded. Wish me luck.