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Goodbye and Hello

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It's kind of crazy how quickly life changes. One moment I was in the training room in Ann Arbor doing rehab and here I am now in Toronto, Canada getting ready to fly to London. The fact that life changes so quickly is thrilling. One year ago, there is no way I'd have said that in a year I'd be flying to South Africa for one month. It makes me excited to think I have no clue where I'll be next year...even next week!

The thing is, not every moment is going to be easy. I'm currently feeling pretty alone, and it's scary. I tried facetiming my parents, but the wifi in the airport isn't working, so I'm stranded. Thought I'd listen to music and walk around to pass the time, but I realized I only downloaded three songs. This actually makes me laugh because the three songs I downloaded are "If I Can't Have You" by Shawn Mendes, "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston, and "Island In the Sun" by Weezer. Some jammas! In London I'll try to expand my repertoire assuming wifi works. So pro-tip: download music *before* leaving for a trip. I'm so excited to be in London! It's crazy!!!
I really don't travel that much, but today I feel like I've gone around the world. My dad picked me up in Ann Arbor (I'm so thankful to have started this journey with him), and we drove across Ambassador Bridge. Once in Canada we visited London, Paris, Woodstock, and right before reaching the airport (where I'll actually be going to London, we ate sushi (so basically went to Japan, too). On our car trip, the song "Africa" by Toto came on and my dad was like, "Hey, it's your theme song" :). That made me smile. I swear I'm going to live and survive through music on this trip; it understands me, especially when I'm feeling so alone.

Tangent time -- Canada is SO much more different from the United States than I expected...and I think I like it *insert thinking face emoji*. So to start, they have windmill farms everywhere! I really like that. On a similar note, they have recycling bins next to every trash bin - even along the freeway at the rest stops. I'm so impressed with Canada's sustainability initiatives. They also have reasonable portion sizes. Snacks are not in share size (thank god because I'm sick of eating for two) and the drinks are smaller as well (ok, not gonna lie - for me with drinks, it's "the more the merrier").

Well, time for me to board! Next stop: London!!

Posted by kfkeane 19:41 Archived in Canada Tagged london travel adventure music canada airplane fear aircanada nerves

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I see from flight tracker that you are just nearing the Atlantic Ocean - a couple hours into the flight to Heathrow! Hope you didn't get a seat too far in the back or a middle seat and that the meal is good on the plane.

I'm officially subscribed to the blog and receiving alerts about your posts! So, I will be looking for the next one. Enjoy the trip! Even if it's not what you expect or you hate it at first, you will definitely walk away having learned something about yourself.

by Kaitlin

Thank you for the note. It is 3:30 am and I was thinking about you! Hope you get to London safely. We miss you already. What a fun adventure ahead!!

by Fay Keane

Thanks guys! I appreciate you tracking me :) Meal was eh but I had an aisle seat so that helped! Still not completely comfortable yet. Miss all of you guys so so much <3

by Kayla Keane

I am now a visitor to this blog. Congratulations on your new adventure. The new people and new experiences will be a life-long memory. Enjoy the moments!

by Kevin Keane

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