jessica here with the update:
we’re gearing up to go. NYC is the launching pad. not sure if i’m gonna accomplish everything that’s on the agenda before we have to just drop everything and get on that plane, but i’m doing my best!
i sold my car. only got $2000 for it but it was cash money. woo hoo! it was not without incident, but then again, how much fun would it be if everything just happened the way we expect? to celebrate, tonight we’re taking some time for entertainment. we’re going to see a romanian gypsy band. i’m pretty excited!
i got myself a nice warm coat and hat. iceland might still kick my ass, but at least i feel ready for it. what i haven’t even started is taking my giant pile of clothes and toiletries, and whittling it down to just the stuff i can actually carry on my own back. that’s probably the hardest part for me of the whole trip so far.
and andrew & i got ourselves some train passes so we can run around western europe wherever our whim takes us for the month of october. we know we’re starting in amsterdam, and we’re ending up in florence, but that 2 weeks in the middle is all TBA. it’s all very exciting!
a couple days after i got here, i found out one NYC friend had tragically died in the days right before my trip began. you never know what’s around the corner. friends are people you squeeze out a few minutes for and connect with once in a while. if you can’t manage that, or even just make the phone call, you’re not a friend. cherish the time you get to spend with one another, and don’t waste your opportunities to spend it.
andrew has made contact with several old friends while we’ve been here, and it’s been really cute meeting them and hearing some of their stories about him.
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