Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It's so surreal...

...My visa arrived in the mail today. I booked my ticket and I leave for England in 26 days. This whole process has gone so smoothly, and I have totally sweated it the entire time. So, let this be a lesson to future Sarah- dude, chill out.

Today, I've been thinking a lot about things I'm going to miss and things I'm looking forward to. So here's a list of both, because I can hear you dying in anticipation.

Things I'll miss-
My family and friends
Jackson the Wonder Dog
Proper Sushi
Queso available everywhere
Getting lots of ice
Cheap, strong cocktails
Peet's Coffee
Mexican Restaurants
People saying "Have a nice day"
Sunshine 80% of the time
Downtown Los Gatos
Nordstrom, Sephora and DSW
The trashy TV shows I watch like Teen Mom
24 hour stores (although I think the Asda near us is 24 hour- so this may be wrong)
Lots of closet space

Things I'm Looking Forward To-
Seeing all my old friends and making new ones
Fish and Chips and Mushy Peas
Oh! and Nando's
Primark (Yep, I just said Primark)
Being able to wear boots most of the year
Experiencing a different culture
Inexpensive dance classes
Mussels at Cafe Rouge
Decent Public Transport
Kate Nash in October
Starting school- I'm a wee bit nervous, like should I wear a backpack?
Traveling in Europe
Sunday Crossword at the pub
Pubs in general
My first Thanksgiving abroad
Yummy Indian food

That's all for now. I'm going to go get ready to get a proper cocktail with a friend. I have to soak up as much of the things I'm going to miss while I can.

Can you believe it? I'm moving to another country. Crazy.