I opened my bag to check that I had everything I needed. This was the trip of a lifetime that would change everything and it was going to be long. The thought both frightened and excited me.
Sleep did not come easily that night. We left at 6:00am and drove in silence. Unspoken good-byes to familiar buildings echoed in my head.
I felt nervous as I stood in the queue waiting my turn. My fears melted when I finally reached the counter and a friendly face greeted me.
Good morning and welcome to our gym.