02 October 2007

this is really happening.

My life, condensed into three bags (and a tripod). Checked luggage weighs in at a cool 79.5 lbs. We won't talk about the carry-on. It's finally here.

I did it. I chopped off my hair. It's all gone. I feel naked.

Three days in DC, two months in Addis Ababa, then off to my site for two years. After a year of applying and paperwork, it's hard to believe I'm actually leaving. Holy crap! Ethiopia, here I come!

Interesting NYT editorial.


mom said...

You are gorgeous!

Evan said...

Hey Jess, thanks for stopping by my blog! Every now and then I think about abandoning it, but then someone will come along and leave me a comment and then I think maybe it will interest someone after all! Good luck with your adventures in Ethiopia!