Well you guessed it, I am still not packed for London or Africa. I am not too worried about London because as long as I bring my own shoes I will be ok. Em already has clothes over there so if I don't have something to wear in my suitcase I will have her closet to choose from. Africa is another story, I have my stuff laid out on the kitchen table and figure I will rewear things, I am really not going to make a fashion statement. Yet I have this feeling in the pit of my stomach that I am forgetting something. Sooner or later I will find out if I forgot something.
It was a really big help though to talk to Charlotte, a friend who lives down the street. She lived in Africa for 2 yrs which made her a valuable person for advice. I have to admit that after talking to her I feel much better about what to pack and the trip in general. (I still don't want flies to hatch their eggs on my clothes and then get worms in my skin, gross.) I got to see Charlotte and a group of friends tonight when we went out to dinner. It was to Jina Yoo's which was delicious. I have never been there before and will hopefully go back in the future. I couldn't pronounce a lot of things on the menu correctly but in the end the taste is all that matters.
I have to give a big thanks to Stac for making plans because it meant a lot to me to see everyone come out. I especially appreciate the journal and look forward to the surprises as I document my travels. The journal will be great because I have a feeling I will need a place to right down what I experience. Don't worry though Em I will still keep up with my blogging.
My name is Meg and I am currently a Geriatrics and Palliative Care Fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. I started this blog several years ago as a way to remember and talk about what I experienced while studying abroad in Rwanda during the summer of 2009.