Today is my last full day here in Utah, and time flew by so quickly! Even though my start date is only 11 days away, I still have a lot of little things left to do. With my final 24 hours here, I have to finish packing away my personal belongings, make sure I have all my food and gear and pack it in my car (hoping it all fits). And then I of course have to spoil my dog to death, as I won’t see her for a number of months 😦 I suppose I should throw in some quality time with my boyfriend too 😛 *BTW, everyone insist to my bf that he needs to bring my dog to come visit me on trail!* I still have yet to pack any of my resupply boxes, which is a weight on my shoulders; But I know it will be much easier to just finish sorting and packing all my food and supplies at my dad’s house – a bit roomier than a tiny apartment still full of moving boxes.
If any one is wondering about my hair – Yes, I am donating it. No, I did not cry. Yes, it feels incredibly weird. Though, I do like the fact that I don’t have sweaty hair going into my mouth when I work out; my hair doesn’t get caught in the foam roller; my hair doesn’t get in the way when I drink out of a fountain; I don’t have to use so much shampoo; my hair doesn’t take 8 hours to dry; and the list goes on. It will take some getting used to still, as I have tried to adjust my non existent pony tail, tried to whip my hair back when drying, etc.
Surprisingly, I haven’t had much anxiety or little freak outs about what has happened or what is still to come. I am a super neutral and non-reactive person, which probably lends to this, but I have found myself wondering, WHY AM I NOT FREAKING OUT OR WORRIED! With my very even-keeled personality, I am not much of a smiler – especially when asked to pose if you haven’t seen all my photos on fb or asked anyone who knows me. Though as soon as my adventure is brought up, I can’t help but grin 🙂 I haven’t even started, but I am so excited and makes me truly happy. It is going to be an amazing experience and I can not wait to share it with all of you.