**Originally written on the 8th of March**

As I sit here at gate E26 I continue to go over what all I have in my luggage, and make sure that I have everything I need. The more I sit here, the more I feel the sun as it shines through the window beaming onto my back, and I keep complaining how uncomfortably warm this makes me. Then I realize I am about to go to Scotland, which is a country where there is no guarantee that the sun will shine.

I cannot tell if I am just this tired or I am a true introvert, but it has yet to sink in that I am about to leave the country . . . for the very first time. Either way, I am truly grateful for this opportunity! On this journey, I know that either I will make a difference or the difference will be made in me. I am ready for both!