Her adventure begins
In less than 48 hours, my daughter’s adventure to the other side of the world, Melbourne, Australia officially begins! First, she will fly from Boston to Los Angeles, and then on from there to the Down Under. 28 hours in cars, buses and planes before she arrives at her destination. While there, she will be studying at Swinburne University through a reciprocal program with Northeastern University, where she will return for her January semester. I can only imagine the adventures she will have, and I am so proud of her for daring to embark on this journey her first semester of her college career. In addition to studying, she will visit wildlife sanctuaries, do community service work, volunteer at a horse race much like our Kentucky Derby, take a few surf lessons, shop and cook all of her own meals, and probably drink some “amber fluid” as the drinking age is 18!
We are planning to stay in touch through Skype, postcards, Facebook, and texting once in a while when she has access to free wi-fi. It will be a long 4 months until she returns home a few days after Thanksgiving but I know she will have the time of her life!
So… I will send her off with a kiss and a hug, kind of wishing I was going with her but knowing it’s time for her to spread her wings and take flight out into this great, big exciting world.
I love you, honey. Safe travels and I will be here when you return!
P.S. Thanks so much to Danielle for thinking to turn the camera on Ellie and me the other evening after I finished up her session. I am not one who likes to be on the other side of the camera but I am sure glad I have this one to cherish, especially for the next 4 months!