10 hours down, forever to go
une 26, 2016
It's crazy to think back to exactly 3 months ago, it was my 21st birthday, where I was celebrating in San Francisco over martinis and mojitos, surrounded by my sweet family. Or to reminisce on this time a week ago, I was on my way home from Oregon, after spending the weekend up there for my college orientation. It is absolutely insane to think of my current predicament: I am sleep deprived, I have probably had about a total of 5 hours of sleep in a 2 day period, have been on one airplane for 10 hours and am currently on a second flight from the Netherlands heading to Kenya, which is another 8-9 hours of flying, and I am wearing day old clothes, a messy bun that is so messy, there may or may not be a family of rats nesting up in it. It is unreal to me, that I am really on my way to Africa, I cannot get over it. Did I mention, I am writing this with a paper bag over my face, trying to prevent apuking on the person in the seat in front of me?
I was able to calm my nerves and anxiety and fell asleep for about 3 hours. I woke up and saw the TV monitor showing that we are currently flying over Egypt. HOLY COW! Egypt!! Dorothy, we really are not in Kansas anymore. Upon seeing this, I broke down in tears and the nausea and jet lag worsened. Why am I crying you ask? The thought that I truly am clear across the world, only a few hours from landing in Nairobi, Kenya is a little terrifying. I have no way of knowing what to expect and I am already homesick. I miss my family, friends, fur babies, life, and I am beyond over being constricted on an airplane. All I want right now is a bed, to get at least a few hours of sleep and coffee.
I am all for adventure and spontaneity, but traveling to Africa may be a little too adventurous for me. I am a few hours from landing in Kenya, where this trip and lifestyle for the next two weeks is about to get so real.
Stay tuned.xoxo, ❥ Sam