Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Counting down...

Hello! And welcome to my blog!

My name is Marga, I'm 16 years old and I live in Holland. In 7 days, I'll hop aboard some plane and fly from Holland to the USA, where I'll spend the next 10 months! During that time, I'll be living in Richmond, Virgnia with my host family, the Kantors. My host family consists of my host parents, Andrew and Karen, and their 12-year old son Sam. Oh, and two dogs and four cats!
But before I go to Richmond, I'll spend 10 days on a camp, close to New York. On camp I'll have classes (I have no idea what I'm going to learn but I'll be learning something), socialize with other exchange students and I'll even go on a day trip to NYC!

Even though it's only 7 more days until I leave, I don't feel as nervous as you would expect! I guess it's gonna hit me when the plane starts to take off, and I'll sit in my chair thinking: 'what. did. I. get. myself. into.', but I hope that's NOT going to happen.
Of course I'm still very excited! The Kantors are very nice (well, they're doing a good job at hiding the fact that they're serial killers) and I think we're going to  get along great. I think the thing I'm most excited about, is my school! I have no idea what it will be like, but I'll probably love it.

Right now, I just want to pack my bag, and go to the States immediately! I've been planning this for about 2,5 years now, so it's both crazy and amazing that it's finally going to happen!
These next couple of days I'm going to say last goodbyes to friends and family members, clean up my room, watch movies while I should be cleaning my room, and start packing. The packing is going to be a problem, because there are so many things that remind me of home that I want to bring, but that's never ever going to fit! So, I made a little list of things I HAVE to bring:

1. The amazing photobook my niece gave me for my birthday
2. 157 tea bags (sorry Liz, I already used 3)
3. At least 3 books
4. Tons and tons of stroopwafels (a Dutch deliciousness)
5. My 3 favorite mugs

And then I'm not even talking about my ukulele, my big camera, clothes....
Yep, this is gonna be a problem.

Anways, I can't wait to start my adventure!


1 comment:

  1. Coupla things.

    First, the official definition of a serial killer is "a person who murders three or more people, usually due to abnormal psychological gratification." The emphasis is on the words "three or more." We are not serial killers.

    Second, whichever "friend" told you that you need to bring your own tea is daft. You name it we have it here, tea-wise. And I think we Americans have already made our feelings about British tea rather clear. :)

    Oh, and your school *is* wonderful. It's friendly and diverse and has a lot of programs and clubs and activities you can get yourself immersed in. I think you're gonna love it.