Well, I managed to set up a blog before leaving the country- it’s a miracle! I can’t believe I leave in 5 days! The last several weeks have been nothing by packing, packing, packing! Not only for the trip, but also prepping my place for the two fantastic friends who will be staying here for July and August. While it has been stressful at times, I’ve found it has forced me to purge unnecessary “stuff” in my house. Very symbolic since I’m hoping this whole adventure will help me purge of some of the mental baggage I’ve acquired over the past several months.