Well I’m officially blogging from my dorm room in Geneva, Switzerland and will be for the next four months. I wasn’t nervous on the plane, I’ve flown before and studied abroad before. Yet about 30 minutes before the airplane tires hit the ground in Geneva I could feel my stomach turn over and my hands start shaking. I don’t have any reason to be scared or nervous or anything yet I have all the reason in the world.
My life has just flipped upside down and will continue to swivel and warp for the next few months. This is exactly what I wanted to happen but at the same time holy fucking hell. I’m a Rotex, and a damn good one if I do say so myself, and have been a Rotex for the past 3 years. Most of my free thinking time is spent on ways to improve RYE and help my kids have the best exchange possible. I’ve become a pro at saying the right things, but never lying to my kids, and understanding what they are going to. I’ve been there after all!
Right now I’m sitting in the dorm room, alone, while my roommate and a few of our peers are out exploring. We got here a few hours ago and they immediately wanted to go see the city. I get it. I understand them 100%, but I’m not there yet. I’m alone because I need to take in all the change. And it’s a lot of change.