Yesterday I got my "You're Almost Here!" e-mail from Disney. While I'm ridiculously excited, I am also slightly terrified. I've lived on my own before, for 2 years actually, but I was still only 2 hours from home and I could go back anytime I wanted to. Now I'll be 8 hours away, not exactly doable for a day trip. But I have Cindy, my "Florida Mommy" up in Jacksonville and I can't wait to see her and the family. It's been forever! My mom also has several girlfriends she used to work with who live in Florida, so I'm sure there will be people checking up on me. And Jaime and Jimmy recently moved from Illinois to Sarasota so now I have people I can go visit at the beach!
I can't believe that Sunday morning I'll really be driving to Orlando. I've dreamed about living there for as long as I can remember. And now it's really happening. Although I'm still kinda bummed that Erika can no longer do the program, I've met 3 great girls through the wonders of Facebook and I honestly can't wait to move in with Crystal, LaToya, and Ellen. Everything happens for a reason and this is just part of the plan that I wasn't aware of. I know it will all be for the best.
I haven't packed much yet. I might need to get on it, I am moving in only 5 more days afterall and since today is pretty much over, it's more like 4 days, and since Sunday I'll be driving it's really more like 3 days. Oh wow, I really need to start packing. I don't know what I want to wear tomorrow, how am I supposed to pack for 4 months!?
On another note, I only have 2 more days with my wonderful little munchkins down the street. When I took that job, I had no idea that I would fall so in love with those 3 kids. I'm going to miss Trinity, Isaac, and Charlotte so much. They've truly become a part of my family and I hope they get to come visit. Charlotte is at the perfect age for Disney World and she LOVES Sleeping Beauty so I think it would be wonderful to be able to see her face light up as she meets her for the first time.
On the 14th I had my going away party before everyone started school again. It was a blast and it made me realize even more just how much I'm going to miss my best friends. I've been with these girls through thick and thin for the past 7ish+ years. We're throwing together an impromptu dinner Saturday night for one last girls night with everyone together. Not seeing them all the time will be an adjustment. Thankfully we have cell phones and Skype.
Speaking of Skype, I set up an account for my parents today. Mom is amazed that she can SEE me when I'm not with her. Hopefully that will help with any homesickness.
At this point I'm just babbling pointlessly. I probably won't update again until I'm in Orlando. So until then, make a wish and do as dreamers do...