So yeah, I'm going to the Philippines!
I know it's really going to happen now. I leave August 13 for staging and it seems like I can think of nothing else. Sometimes I try to think of what I am most excited about... a new culture, new people, travel? I've come up with an answer finally; while I'm excited about all those things I find myself most excited about teaching. It seems like my anxiety about the unknown of what's to come has its highs and lows, but whenever I think of actually going over there for a purpose, to teach English, I have this calming feeling. It makes me feel like I'm making the correct choice for what I should be doing. It feels good.
Holy crap, did I mention I'm going to the Philippines!! :)