Things have been pretty stressful trying to prepare... making sure my bags were under the weight limit, ensuring I packed all the vital things I would need... My permanent retainer actually fell out an hour before I was supposed to be at the airport, but luckily, I was able to stop by my dentist to get that fixed (shout out to Dr. Knotek for squeezing me in today).
My first stop will be in LAX, and then I will be traveling to Sydney, then Armidale. I will be flying for 20+ hours, not including the long lay-overs between flights. It'll be exhausting, but definitely worth it in the end. It's amazing to me to think that I am, quite literally, going to be living half way around the world for 4 months. While I know I will enjoy my time immensely in Australia, I know time will fly by, and I will be back in the USA once again before I know it! Stay tuned for stories and pictures of my arrival. For now, I will be (trying) to sit back and relax on my flight.