in the five days i have before i leave for rio, i have so many things to finish up and deal with and do, not to mention the delicate task of packing when i am one of the world's most notorious overpackers. i am nervous, i am scared, but i am also ready. and excited. it's not like i haven't done this before, set off for a new country to live for awhile. but it's been a year since i lived abroad and the old jitters have returned. but somehow, things are slowly falling into place and i though i am perfectly content here at home, i can already feel myself moving away from this life into a new one, one of which i have no idea what to expect.