Today was that day of many meltdowns. Right before we took off from SFO, I had a mental breakdown and basically cried my eyes out and tried not to think about what was going on. About an hour later I was ok, and then somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean I decided to have another meltdown. After that one I kept it together pretty well until we landed in Alicante (mostly because I had good company and met some pretty interesting people), and then I had to get some Euros and a taxi, and once I got to my hotel I realized I was completely alone in a foreign country. Of course I had to have a meltdown again.
My total travel time was about 24 hours, and I only ate bread and fruit in that time, plus I got only about 2 total hours of sleep if you add up my many 5 minute naps, so I’m completely exhausted. Also, I’ve never really felt away from my parents before. At school they’re 2 hours away, and if my dad goes on a business trip, my mom will be home. This is the first real separation anxiety I’ve ever felt, and honestly I’d rather be home with them than here right now. I might not be saying that in a few days, but for now I just want my parents. And just to be clear, I don’t regret this experience, I just have no idea what’s going on right now.
Life’s an adventure, so keep exploring it!
~ very tired Teryn