With just one week left to go until my departure from my home country, I am still adjusting to the concept of leaving. My suitcases are still strewn across my room, and I have lots of loose ends still to be tied up. But what I have realized most of all in the last few days is how ready I am for this.
I am ready for a fresh start. In the past week I have seen the end of friendships and the beginnings of new ones, I have seen myself speak almost knowledgeably about the path I have chosen to complete strangers, I have seen the sun set on an island and rise from my home. I recently saw a photo on Facebook that reads "You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one". So I'm closing the book on what I have mentally begun to refer to as my past life.
In my new life, many things will stay the same, but many things will change - setting and language are just some among the hundreds. This year ahead is an opportunity for self-discovery. It is a chance for me to explore, to test the very core of my being for moral fibre, to plant roots in many places as they will plant their roots in me. I am excited to leave yet afraid of the unknowns that lie ahead, but I have come to accept that they, along with every other fear I hold, are okay.
This is my last blog post before I leave. Feel free to comment or write to me if you have any questions or things you would like me to address in upcoming posts. I will be live-tweeting (sort of, not really) my travels next week, so if you would like to follow those the link is at the top.
Thank you for joining with me and sharing my fears and hopes thus far, and I am beyond thrilled to be able to transport you to the amazing country that is Oman.
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Hi! My name is Karla Cox. This blog is a compilation of notes, thoughts, and photos from my travels around the world.