Sunday, December 28, 2008

I've got BA on the brain

After last night's mini panic-attack (I had nightmares about my trip going to hell in a handbasket all night long), today I decided to focus on all of the great parts of this move, and to stop worrying so much about what could go wrong. After all, bad stuff can happen anywhere, and I am just going to have to handle it as it comes. Besides, my tickets have been purchased, and off I go on February 5th, ready or not! Deep down I know that even in the worst case scenario, moving to Buenos Aires can't be bad! In fact, I think it's going to be really, really good...

One thing I am really looking forward to is learning to tango while I'm there, because tango is sexy, and I absolutely love to dance. I can't wait to meet some boys who actually know how to dance! And when I say 'dance' in this case, I mean like, actual choreographed dances, not just wiggling on the dance floor. (And by the way, I am not smack talking right now, because dance-floor-wiggling is totally rad in its own right. But I can find plenty of that here in Boston.)

Also, today on the train from Philly to Providence, I met an awesome woman and her 14 year old son who were visiting the States on holiday from Santiago, Chile! Not only did I find out that my Spanish isn't so rusty after all (we happily chatted it up en espaƱol for a couple hours), but she also invited me to come stay with them if I'm ever in Santiago. And I definitely plan to be in Santiago!! Apparently it's only about a 1.5 hour flight from BA, which means it would make a great excursion, and is yet another fun thing to look forward to.

So yeah, after some careful reflection, I'm realizing that I'm choosing this challenging path for myself because I know I can handle it, and I know it will be worthwhile. I've never been one to stay put for long, and I thrive on adventure. This is just the next chapter in my already-kinda-nuts life. Bring it, BA!