When my mom first told us we might go on this big trip, my sister and I were ecstatic. We started writing hundreds of notes on Post-its and my mom said, “This is just a possibility. We might not actually do it.”
She kept telling us not to tell anyone, until we were sure we were going, which was super hard, since it would be a lifetime experience. There was always this big “secret” trying to get out of my head. When we could finally tell people, I was super excited. I went around telling all my friends. They all were saying, “That is so cool, I’m going to miss you so much.” I basically got the same response from everyone.