T minus 24 hours

Tomorrow, on the 16th of August at 10:00 a.m. CST, I’ll board a plane about to start a journey that, although exciting, is more so new and terrifying.

In my backpack will be:

  • 1 pair of Nike SB Blazers
  • 1 pair of New Balance 288s
  • 1 fancifully colored, French swimsuit
  • 5 pairs of socks (3 merino wool, 1 to remind me where I’m from, 1 to remind me where I’m going)
  • 3 pairs of blue merino wool underwear
  • 1 pair of Nike athletic shorts
  • 1 pair of Outlier Slim Dungaree shorts
  • 2 pairs of Outlier Slim Dungaree pants
  • 2 white under shirts
  • 2 merino wool polo shirts
  • 1 merino wool sweater
  • 1 REI rain coat featuring pit zips!
  • 1 OBEY cap
  • 1 handmade linen towel
  • Dr. Bronner’s soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Clothesline
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Apple charger
  • European converter
  • REI travel pillow

When I arrive in Atlanta, it will be 1:03 p.m.. I’ll wait for 5 hours, playing games, maybe reading something, try to catch up on Game of Thrones, watching peoples faces and interactions, thinking and overthinking about where I am and what I am doing, until I eventually get on another plane and try to sleep next to a stranger.

When I wake up, I’ll probably be confused, I won’t speak the language, and I’ll be exactly where I wanted to be.

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