I have two weeks left until I leave. I practiced packing. Each of my two suitcases are 4lbs over the TSA weight limit. This weekend I'll go back through and see what isn't going to make the cut. Honestly, I'm not too stressed out about packing or leaving.
The best part about waiting to leave is that I've made a point to spend more time with friends, family and HBO go. Every week, I have a standing dinner date with my best friend, Erin. We realized we should have instated this weekly tradition before I accepted the position with the Peace Corps.
There are some downsides to leaving such as trying to navigate student loan deferment, saving for spending and travel money, selling my car, and finding a new home for my dog. Despite these hardships, I am eager and excited to see what is in store for me in Georgia.