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19 December 2010 @ 05:52 am
So, this is what I do. I stay up very late before I travel by plane. It's strange to see my bag all packed and yet see so much of myself around the room--as if I'm not leaving at all. Then I remember that this is the last time I leave knowing that I'll be back. Next time, all the hugs to my housemates will be the Big Hugs - the 'I'm not sure when next I'll see you, guess there's always Facebook' hugs.

My brother arrived safely and is sleeping on the sofa. He was a bit of a brat, but it's better to have my brat of a brother around than none at all, so I'll take his bratishness every time.

I have the travel jitters about tomorrow - timings, flights, etc. - but I'm sure everything will be fine. And, soon enough, I'll be home.

It was difficult for me to pack with the frequent thought, "No I don't need that, I'll be back in a month" and know that yes, in a month I will be back facing 6 months here in a row. Autumn term always feels a bit like an incredibly stressful vacation, all the while knowing I'll be 'home soon', which everyone frequently reminds me of...but Spring term, that's the one that feels like a stressful year abroad. Sometimes it's difficult to have the Autumn term 'home soon!' announcements because I know in Spring they will not come. Deadlines. Dissertation. Exams. Sigh.

Ah, well. It is not spring. It's winter. It's my favourite season and I'm headed home, halfway through my final year. Headed home with my brat of a brother.

I love you all. (Yes, Snapely ones can call me a maudlin melon or a silly sentimental, but it's true none the less. [: ) I love you all very much and I'm grateful to have you in my life. I think such things, you see, when I'm awake far later than I should be the eve before I travel. Time for me to shut down the ol' laptop and head to bed, I suppose.

Goodnight, all. Goodnight, moon--next time I see you I'll be across the Atlantic. Hopefully you'll embrace me there too? ♥

♥ Kiwi

You'll be with me like a hand print on my heart.
Current Mood: gratefulGrateful.
Current Music: For Good - Wicked
therealsnapetherealsnape on December 19th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Your Snapely One returns the love.

How's that for a surprising reaction?
CaroRulescarorules on December 20th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Yeah.. better than no bro.. *sigh*