|Christmas tree in Barajas Airport|
At first I thought I got there too early but it seems like it was good enough timing. My dad always says go 3 hours before your flight for an international flight, but he’s just crazy punctual. I had to eat and I did do some shopping (I bought another bottle of Cava for my family – I hope they like the stuff) so time went by pretty well. Plus it I actually a really big airport I had to take a train to get to my gate but as I type this I am sitting in some random gate. The screen is telling my gate is SR but that seem to be non-existent so I’m just chilling for now until 30 minutes before boarding, typing this up.
I’m excited and thoroughly terrified all at the same time for this trip. Meeting new people is one thing. They don’t necessarily have too much expectations of you. But this is family. I’ve heard things about them and they’ve heard things about me. Plus I don’t even know how many there are, most of their names or what they even look like, let alone who is picking me up. I feel like I’m going in blind. But if I have learned anything from my three months in Salamanca so far, it is that people aren’t as scary as you might expect.
Also, I’m moving again! On Thursday, Vi and I signed a contract for an APARTMENT!!!!!! It seems I can’t sit still. Ever. Em is living with us a well except she won’t be there till almost February. YAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!! We are REALLLY excited. It’s only about 5 minutes up the street from where our residence currently is but that’s great as it cuts 5 minutes from our walk to school and we still know the area. When we move I’ll introduce you all to the new place. For now, I’m just going to go back slightly freaking out over going to London while eating a turkey, onion and goat cheese sandwich.
Happy Winter Break!!
(This was written while waiting to board the plane – I’m in London now – 12 Days of DIY will continue when I get back)