Approaching Alaska – Day 28

I don’t leave for Alaska until Saturday, but tomorrow is my last full day at home.

Travel anxiety isn’t usually something that plagues me, which I’m grateful for. This trip, however, is going to be the longest I’ve been away from home. Four months.

I’m anxious to start this adventure, but I’m also super close to my family. Homesickness is going to be a real hurdle for me to get over.

My strategy for the next few days is to focus on my excitement about going rather than the fact that I’m leaving. As departure day approaches, though, my family and friends are very aware that I’m going to be gone for a while.

Obviously I don’t blame them, but it makes it difficult to avoid what seems like preemptive homesickness.

On a lighter note, I got to babysit today.

Not a big deal, except I worked as a nanny this summer and I got to spend the whole day today with my summer buddy. She’s almost 10 months old now!

Kids are the best, and I love spending time with all my babysittees whenever possible.

After a full day of cuddling babies and dealing with conflicted emotions, I’m hitting the hay.

Goodnight!  Cheers to sleeping like a baby.

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