It's 10pm and I'm finishing up last minute details, trying to get to bed so I can get up at 4:30 am to get to the airport.
Thinking today of how this is like running a big rapids--lots of scouting, figuring out the correct route to take, butterfly nerves, feeling like throwing up--but then you get in the canoe and start down the rapids, and you are just there, so focused, so in your body, and nothing else matters.
So that's where I'm at--about to go down the biggest rapids of my life, I think. And so ready to do it.
Thanks so much to all of you for your support and help and love. I hope to communicate as much as possible, though you might not hear from me as much in the beginning until I get settled with my host family and figure out what access to the internet I have.
Bye for now--see you in Ukraine.