I made this To Do list months ago when I was first starting to figure out things I needed to get done in order to move to Brookes. I just now found it again and thought it was a little funny, so here it is.
Before I leave-
~Send in Scholarships
*John Henry Brookes
~Apply for Student Visa
*Find out of site I'm using is legit
*Set up interview date
*Favorite books, movies, music and a few pictures/keepsakes
*Ipod dock from James
*CLOTHS- all seasons! (Keeping in mind x-mas and the European coolness factor)
*Some choice school supplies like notebooks, pens and legal pads
*Important documents- Visa, acceptance letters, so on and so forth
*One Halloween Costume (yikes!)
*Few important pieces of jewelry
*All electronics necessary for a traveling creative writer in a new land
~Buy Plane Ticket
~Research housing and jobs
~Find place to stay when I get there (Jen? Hostel? Couch surfing?)
When I get there-
~Find place to live
~Set up bank account
~Get a cell phone
~Find a job
Books to pack-
~British versions of Harry Potter books
~ Small foreign language dictionaries (Italian, German and Spanish)
~M is for Magic
~All Phillip Pullman books
~National Geographic Great Britain book and other travel guides
~The Observation Deck
~This list is too long, figure out how to make it shorter
Movies to pack-
~Old and New school Star Wars
~Romeo + Juliet
~Muppet Treasure Island
~Live action Peter Pan
~A Life Less Ordinary
~ Heart and Souls
~Who am I kidding, I can't bring this many movies. Limit to only the obscure ones.
So that's that. I have done far more things than this list even mentions in perpetration, basically everything except making my book and movie list shorter. This was back when I still thought it would be easier to find a place to live when I got there, which I now see was a stupid idea. I've found a cute little room in a house with four cool people, all via the internet. What would I do without it?
I'm down to my last month. When am I supposed to feel nervous? Soon, right? Traveling is sort of my thing, but I've never actually lived in another country, not for longer than three weeks anyway. I think the main reason I'm not nervous yet is because it does not seem real, it's like I'm not even going. Something so cool could never happen to me, not in a million years.
But it is.
More later about something super cool that happened to Nicole and I the other day. Good night!