here i go

My last weekend in the amazing grace land of the united states. General feelings vary from extreme excitement to near breakdowns. I said good-bye-for-now (I am vehemently opposed to good-bye’s) to a close friend of mine last night. It hadn’t really all hit me quite yet until that moment. I have 4 unpacked suitcases lying empty in my apartment, waiting for me to accept the reality that I am leaving in 5 days, and in order to do so I must pack and say my good-bye-for-nows. I suppose in hindsight, going back to California before leaving for Cambodia would have made this 100 times more difficult, so I am 51% glad I was not able to. Although I secretly wondered if I would have a sappy box office hit moment at the airport where someone ran in and exclaimed “Shabnam don’t go! Please stay. For me…”

Sadly in my version I still go. But it would still be nice to hear it?

Moving on.  Honestly, I feel bad saying it when people ask if I’m sad to go, but I am truly very excited about it. I can’t stop thinking about what an adventure this is going to be! I know it will be hard, but I believe that everything that is worthwhile in life must come with hardships.

I cross my fingers that my travels and experiences till date have prepared me for this. If not, I can only learn more! I feel like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

I’m off to see the wizard! The wonderful wizard of Phnom Penh…

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Gauri says:

    love it! can’t wait to read your cambodia diary hehe!!


  2. Sarah Sheikh says:

    dont at all thing it’s sad to go! Well you aren’t but I’m just justifying your joy! I brag about you all the time here, and brought you up at a global solutions meeting- they want to invite you back in February if you want talk about Micro-Financing

    kk i love you and this is me stalking your blog.


  3. Anu says:

    Dear Shabnam,
    Just found out from your Mom about your trip to Cambodia and the marathon. I am so thrilled for you. Keep it up girl! And do share all your experiences, they allow us to be a part of the journey as well.

    With love and best wishes
    Anu Aunty (Bangalore)


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