My flight is on Thursday, at 8:30pm. It's a red eye to Amsterdam, so I'll arrive around 10am. Then I have two hours at the airport before I transfer planes. I arrive in Rome at 3:25pm. Then it all starts.
I'm feeling an annoying mix of emotions that change constantly. I'm excited and nervous. Yesterday I was thrilled when reading about the shops and restaurants in my new home, Rome's west bank, Trastevere. Today I don't feel like getting off the couch. I am dreading packing and traveling, but I can't wait to meet new people and get to know the city.
Mostly I just want to get there! When I get to Rome all my "pre-departure anxiety" (as described in the online orientation) will disappear and I can start falling in love with Rome! Maybe I'll even learn something in the next four months!