Sunday, June 5, 2011
May 16th: The journey to the UK!
Jeezum! I didn't think I was going to get everything accomplished before my flight! I can't believe it took me all the way to the very last day to sort out the majority of everything needed for this big move!
There it was 630 pm and getting ready for my car service arrival. I was filled with so many emotions. My mental reactions of the unknown was in such a state of felicity mixed with massive apprehension!
I couldn't believe that this day was here and I was on my way to Scotland! I have doubted myself and lack the confidence needed for such a striking attempt in the past, but I am proud of myself for over coming this hurdle.
Just to think about how many butterflies was in my stomach as the car grew near the British Airways "Departure" gate. I wanted to tell my driver to take me back home!
Desperately for just a few flashes of seconds I wanted to jump back in that sedan and go back to that Harlem apartment and hide in a big blanket telling myself "That was just a dream Carmen".
Well I am glad I didn't, because I felt such a HUGE accomplishment all of a sudden as I entered the baggage check in line. My sisters and my parents called together on the same line to congratulate me and tell me how proud they was for me.
I held back my tears as they cheered me on through the phone. They told me how much they love and support me.
After I hung up the phone, I told myself "Right...let's go Carmen...your strong and you can do this"!! At that point, I knew it was no turning back!!!!!!!!!
Day 1...to be continued