what am I leaving behind?
The first blog post was written between Boston to Dubai. The prompt - "What are you leaving behind?" Some responses:
Like every good narration the protagonist will experience things that are double sided with a positive and a negative. With this thought I will begin my narrator. I will start with the positives of what I am leaving behind. First and foremost I am leaving behind the "Andover bubble". I am leaving behind fall term, stress, pressure, and the lifestyle that most Andover kids are forced to live. The lifestyle that causes you to never be able to take a deep breath without feeling like there is something that needs to be done. I am leaving behind the weights that I am always carrying on my shoulders, and without looking back I leave all the Andover stress behind. This will be a refreshing change. On the flip side I am leaving behind all my family and friends behind. For me this is very tough and will be a mental struggle. Although this is tough this gives me more motivation to live this experience to the fullest to be able to tell them all about it and allow them to experience it through my stories.
I think I have to leave behind my fears, if that makes any sense. At 3:00 A.M. I almost had a panic attack from thinking of all the things that could possibly go wrong. What if the plane just stopped? What if I get lost in India? Constant reassurance allowed me to realize that I am safe and that this is an experience of a lifetime. I'm going to make my time here remarkable.