Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sunday, June 10 8:50 LAX

I hate journaling, but I am using it for a couple reasons. #1- My Mom is making me. (Funny how I am a 24 year old woman, traveling to another country for a year, but still afraid of upsetting my Mom.) #2- I want to keep everyone up to date on what I am doing. #3- As a mediation.

Right now I am using this journal as a stress release. So, we get to the airport, no issues. Get INTO the airport, that is when it starts. Wait in line for 45 minutes. One bag is too heavy. $25 charge. Guess the guy didn't think I was very cute. Security. No issues. Just a REALLY heavy bag on my shoulder. -sidenote- You know those annoying people trying to push the one carry on, one personal item to a new limit? That is Paige tonight. I've got the wheely suitcase. The "laptop case" A.K.A. another suitcase. The pillow. The cowboy hat. What a shmuck. Oh yeah, and apparently I am going country in Haiti.

Now, finally I am at my gate when I learn, great it changed. New line. Re check in. Finally sitting. Auntie Penny calls, so that makes me happier, and cry at the same time. I don't like the idea of people crying because of me. I am going to miss everyone, and know I would be sad if they weren't sad, but still. It bothers me.

All of you back home- STOP CRYING. I love and miss you, but no more tears! Big girls don't cry.

Well, we are starting to board. Got to peace out. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up on this thing!


  1. Hi Paige,

    This blog thing is new to me so I hope I follow the correct protocol. I also will have misspelled words since I do not see a button for spell check! We tried to reach you a couple times before you left. I imagine the last few days of preparation brought excitement and anxiety. I am happy to see you arrived safely. How wonderful that you have this blog to stay connected with friends and family. I did not take the opportunity before you left to tell you that I admire your passion, commitment, and courage for this journey you have begun. I hope to learn through your experiences. I pray for your health, strength, and safety while you are away.

    Love Uncle Rick

  2. Ok Rick....now I see why I am not catching everyone's blog. Some of us have commented at the bottom of the page.....some of us have commented after an entry in the blog. I am just getting used to this too. I guess we have to check each entry to see if someone else has posted.
    P.S. Your comment to Paige made me cry. Thank you for showing her your sensitive side.