Today we fly out to China! Many of us could hardly sleep last night in anticipation for our flight today, I know I couldn’t. Much of last night and this morning was spent stressing about the lesson plans, last minute packing, and trying to spend as much time as I could with my loved ones before leaving. Leaving the people I care about most was hard, but I know we will have a great time and will come back with many stories to tell!
I think everyone was still feeling a mix of emotions this morning, but I know I definitely felt more excited the closer we got to getting on the plane. Meeting up with everyone at the airport only made me feel more excited. I feel so lucky to be able to travel with such a wonderful group of people!
The plane ride has been pretty relaxing so far, there are plenty of movies and games to keep us entertained for our 14 hour flight. I think this is a great way to keep calm before all of the excitement of China. Even sitting on the plane knowing we’re only hours away from landing in a completely different country, it still feels so surreal. I still can’t believe we will be in China for an entire month, but I look forward to what this trip has in store for all of us!