If you follow me on Instagram you already know this, (if you aren't following me...shame shame because ITS FREE! FOLLOW ME HERE! Al the cool kids are doing it.) But this post is to tell you guys the news that I confirmed as of Sunday! I cant hold it in anymore...
I AM GOING TO HAWAII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How? Well with this comes with a story!
I have made some phenomenal friends since starting college. Most of them, I made them this semester. I seriously have never been able to count on and love so many people at once. So if you are my friend, THANK YOU. You really mean the world to me.
Now that we are done with the gush fest, I can explain to you how I met my friend Casey. We have had two classes together one last semester and one this semester. (We have actually had three classes together but one was strictly online so it doesn't count...) She has curly red hair (key word CURLY), so we instantly bonded over how awesome her hair was. I always wanted a friend who knew the struggle of curly hair! Now fast forward and she is one of my very best friends. I am there for her whenever she needs me and I know she would do the same for me.(I swear I am getting to the point...)
But I have known since I met her that she would be Hawaii visiting and staying with her family ALL summer this year, and then she is going to the lovely and fantastic Clemson University next year (did I mention she's really smart? Well she is! I think its the red hair.). So I was kinda bummed that I wouldn't get to see her during the summer and then she would be leaving next year... Well as the year draws to a close and she gets ready to leave (She leaves May 10 [I think] So pray for safe travels!) she tells me that I am more than welcome to visit her down there, I just have to pay for airfare. WOAH! The chance to go to Hawaii?!?!?! I have never even been West of Louisiana and no farther North than Tennessee. So Hawaii?!?! This is for sure out of my comfort zone. So I wasn't sure I was going to go. And then I got to thinking. My New Years Resolution including stepping out of my comfort zone in all aspects of my life. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity where I don't have to pay for lodging (THANK YOU CASEY'S FAMILY!) And I will be within walking distance of the beach! So with money I had been saving for a rainy day, I bought my plane ticket. I leave the 10 of June and return on the 16.
I am so excited for my vactaion. I got my days approved for leave from work yesterday!!! I am only nervous about a few things. Them loosing my luggage...I know I could pack just a carry on but I wouldnt have any room to bring gifts home. -My flight getting delayed and I miss my connecting flight... -Getting lost in the airport...The one for my connecting flight I know is huge. And the plane crashing. (I say this last because its actually pretty low on my worry list.) (Fun fact: I have never rode in an air plane! And I am doing this hans solo...Wee!!)
So if you have any tips for a first time solo flyer, let me know. What to pack ect.
But anyways, I AM GOING TO PARADISE! I AM SO EXCITED!
Side note:: I will need guest bloggers for this time I am away...So please email if you are interested. It is still about two months away!