I remember waking up on Christmas morning when I was little and being so excited that I felt like I could run around and jump up and down for hours. I am now sitting on the plane from Miami to São Paulo and that feeling I have is times 10. I’m so excited, I feel like I could explode. I’m so excited, I can’t tell if my brain or my heart is racing faster. I’m so excited that the sleep deprivation I was feeling for the past week has disappeared. I have been talking about my bridge year to Brazil since August 2018 but now it’s finally hitting me that this is going to be my life for the next 8 months. Of course I’m still nervous about being apart from my family for so long and that I didn’t do enough Rosetta Stone or pack that right things, but all of these worries seem insignificant now. We still have at least 10 hours till we actually arrive in Floripa but I’m positive that I’ll be sitting here shaking with excitement for all of that time, waiting for my adventure to begin. So stick around to see how my story unfolds.