It’s not one where I’ll be hanging out at the pool, painting my fingernails to match the pool water.
It’s one wild summer, in a totally exciting and scary way.
I’m crossing my fingers for no delays because my schedule is TIGHT. Ready?
Part I – First week of July: OHIO
Road trip! My mom is flying up to Vermont the end of June and we’re driving to Ohio. I’m excited to visit with my family, who I haven’t seen since the holidays. So long! And I’m leaving my car and Merlin with them while I’m away.
Part II – July 5 – 8: VERMONT
Back to Vermont. I’ll be in Burlington to prep and do some budget stuff before the course to London.
Part III – July 8-August 2: LONDON
It’s the London Stage course! Plus Dickens’s 200th Birthday!! Plus the World Shakespeare Festival!!! PLUS THE OLYMPICS!!!!!!
It should be a fantastic time. Although, I will be having to keep an eye on 13 college students living in Camden, which is like an alternate universe where anything goes.
Part IV – August 2-3: BOSTON
I leave London on the afternoon of August 2, arriving to Boston at 11 p.m. that night
….PLEASE NO FLIGHT DELAYS, PASSPORT ISSUES, OR VISA DELAYS……
Because at 11 a.m. the next day, I have predarture orientation…..
Part V – August 4: JAPAN!
Yes, it’s real. I’m moving to Japan for the next year to teach English with the JET program. I’ve never been to Japan or Asia – and don’t know how to teach English, speak Japanese or even how to properly use chopsticks – but it’s been something I’ve thought about for the past decade. I’m thrilled for the opportunity. More details later.
Right now, I’m excited and happy, yet kind of freaked out. My head is spinning.
I’m trying to figure out pack for the next year (ONLY TWO SUITCASES), clear out my apartment (ugh, so much useless crap!), fit in a million errands and doctors appointments, prep work for the new person, prep for London, prep for JET, teach myself Japanese (tips????), spend quality time with friends, spend quality time with Merlin…..on it goes.
I thought about stopping blogging for a while because I’ve got A LOT on my mind, but so far it’s been a great outlet. I might have to post less as things pick-up though. Who knows? Whew. It just feels good that things are finally falling into place.