Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The next big step

Well it’s Tuesday morning the 24th at 6:30am and I have been flying since 10:30 pm Sunday night. The last couple of days have been a whirlwind. Between deciding what to take with me, packing up the stuff I am leaving, selling the stuff I am not keeping, and saying goodbye to all of the people I can’t take with me. It has been heartbreaking. It wasn’t until I realized I would not see some of these people for multiple years that it got harder and harder to say goodbye. Additionally, I gradually became more of a recluse as my list of people I had to say goodbye to decreased. I had already said goodbye and didn’t want to go through it again. It also makes it harder because I am starting a new adventure and many of the people I leave behind will simply be continuing on the path they started years ago.

It is going to be amazing. I am heading to a new country to start a new life through a unique opportunity. Not only do I get to study medicine, but I get to do it in a totally new environment. Yes I know I could have done it somewhere in the East Coast or another American school, but I am pretty sure I wouldn't be as excited as I am with this complete adventure. Things I must do: Get a mailing address, start a bank account, find somewhere to live, phone, internet. Oh yeah and I have to start school on the 13th. Just a minor detail.

School has always been fun for me. I like the stimulation, camaraderie, and chance to excel. These next four years will fly by and I look forward to everyone coming to visit and eventually returning home.

To those I don’t say this enough to. I love you and thank you for all your support I already miss you.

A little addendum here on Tuesday the 24th evening. I arrived with no problems only to find that my two suitcases had decided to see more of the world before they stay with me in OZ. Needless to say they ask for my address, which fortunately I know and a phone number they can contact me at….Oops. I don’t have a phone nor do I know any number they can call. So today I managed to get a cell phone and a bank account all in the stinky clothes I have been wearing for the last 40 hours. Well hopefully my bags will decide to join me tomorrow.


Blogger Kim said...

It's about time you posted, dude!
How exciting for you....let us know how it goes when you get settled and get your clothes back! : )

5:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bryan.....don't pretend, we know you chose OZ because they are the only place you could find a nudist med school....I never saw any clothes in your suitcase in the first place ;)

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

No clothes? Some how I never remember that being a problem for you before.

7:36 AM  

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