The Eve of the Flight

We're already almost half done with this month. Crazy how fast time flies.

I've been thinking about time a lot these past weeks. Not in a philosophical sense, but in a more literal one. Because I'm going on a trip tomorrow. Your humble friend Yomiel is going to Ireland.

I probably didn't sound very excited there, did I? But I assure you I'm quite elated! It's so rare for me to travel outside the country, I cannot help feeling like jumping all over the place. Funny enough, last time I left the country was to visit London- and that was around 10 years ago! I was a teenager back then!! Like I said, time flies.

But I also cannot help being nervous. Verrry nervous. As I mentioned, I rarely go on vacation, no matter where. When it comes to holidays, I like to spend my free time at home. It's the comfiest (and cheapest) choice, after all! Specially if I had to socialize a lot those past days... It's physically tiring.

Which is one of the reasons I'm nervous. The biggest one, actually. I'm not going there alone, I'm taking this trip with another relative. That isn't the bad part though, it's the fact that I'm the only one of the two that understands English. I'm going to have to do a lot of translation work for the both of us, both text and spoken.I know this will be good to improve my English, but a part of me isn't looking forward to become a temporary interpreter (ˉ▽ˉ;)...

Some other reasons for my current status is your usual stuff regarding travelling: the whole stress of planning, going to a place I'm not familiar with, a thousand concerns about the “what ifs”, etc. You get the idea. I'm aware it's common to feel like this before a trip, and then feeling silly when everything goes well lol. But I've always been a bit of a worrywart, and as the saying goes: better safe than sorry.

This was a rather short entry, but I had to let some steam out and help me calm down. All my worries aside, I hope this trip becomes a fantastic memory. I have a suitcase to pack up
We'll meet again next week.

Thanks for your company!

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