I just tried calling your mobile phone in hope to catch you before you take off on your one-way flight to London.
Its 4.05pm and I missed you! I am imagining that you are sitting in your seat, all belted up. Looking at the safety manuals and the food menu. I wonder what you will choose for dinner? As the plane climbs higher and does a circle of Perth, what are you thinking of? What are you looking out for? The freeways? The City? Your house? Are you thinking of all of us?
I am super sad now. I think I was in denial. I was thinking 'Yea, it will be fine! I will see Chia in August!' But, when I tried ringing you and heard 'Sorry, the person you have called is unavailable,' it hit me. I won't be able to just ring you up when I am at home sick, or go on our girly dates to be silly and just have fun. Hearing that automated voice message made me feel so disconnected from you.
I wanted to wish you well, and be all excited with you as you walked onto the plane! I also wanted to make sure that any fears that you may have been feeling during this week were all gone.
Since I missed you. I thought of emailing you. But instead, I thought it would be a great time to start the posts on our blog, which you had so brilliantly suggested that we do - to share bits and pieces of happiness, optimism and inspiration.
So here is what I would have liked to say:
You are doing what a lot of us only wish to do.
You should be super excited; and on a side note, just enjoy the nervous feeling that you may have when you step out of your plane and pass through Heathrow Airport.
I miss that nervous feeling of the unknown. There is nothing for you to lose, you just have a whole lot of experiences and new friendships to gain!
I am so jealous of you and will live vicariously through your stories.
I hope you meet your contact at the airport, and hope that you find your hostel safely.
I hope that you have nice roomates for your first week in London.
Good luck on the accommodation and job hunt.
Take care, stay safe and have fun!
Back here in Perth, I am trying to enjoy the last hours of the extra long, easter/ANZAC holiday. I found out yesterday that I had a indoor beach volleyball game on tonight at 6.45pm, so no quiet night in. But at least it will kick start my energy for the working week. I have been feeling sluggish a bit from all the late nights and the eating.
As part of our deal when we decided to start this blog, here is my photo for this post:
|Pepsi and I saying 'Goodbye Chia!'|
Can't wait to hear from you!