Well, after months of waiting, it's finally time to make the big move! The last two months in Colorado have flown by unbelievably fast, but I'm so glad I was able to spend so much time with my family and friends before I go. I'm going to miss you all so much!
I leave in two days, and the amount of little tiny things that still need to get done before I go seems never-ending. It feels like every time I cross something off, I remember two more things that need to happen. Hopefully everything will come together - wish me luck!
I'm so excited to start my job, nervous about the language, sad to leave my friends and family here, happy to see all my friends in Paraguay again, and generally overwhelmed by it all! I've moved around a lot in the last few years, but this one is just SO much bigger. It's snowing outside, and I'm trying to prepare to jump into the middle of a tropical summer. And no doubt that in a few days I'm going to really wish I had spent more time studying Spanish in the last few months!
The first few pieces we're doing in orchestra are Giselle (a ballet) in March and Lohengrin (an opera) in April. I'm so excited for this music, but nervous, too! Giselle especially has a lot of exposed solos, and I really want to make a good first impression.
Anyway, I hope this blog makes it easier to stay in touch with everybody back in the US. I'm going to miss you guys!!