Tomorrow is the day. I will be packing up my suitcase and backpack and boarding the plane for an adventure of the lifetime. My nine-hour flight will be filled with anticipation and dreams of the new culture, language, and country that will greet me on the other side. I will be putting my life in the States on hold to instead, live and study in Spain for five months. So Mara, how are you feeling about this? Nervous? Excited? If you’ve asked me this []

Dear Future Children

I will nurture you, I will protect you, and I will welcome you flaws and all. You are a beautiful, unique soul. You radiate. You have worth, and you are irreplaceable. Words cannot describe the beauty you will bring to the world. I hope to show you all of these things endlessly.