I leave for Belize in one day and I'm starting to get super nervous. I am packing and buying all kinds of things I think I'm going to need, but I'm worried I won't have enough stuff, or I'll have too much. I also don't know anyone going into this trip. I think a couple people already knew each other, but I'm walking in blind and that's scary. I'm good at making friends but it's always nerve racking meeting a whole new group of people. Not to mention I'm going to be living with this group for almost a month in a country I have never been to. I have also recently adopted a cat and I'm sad to be leaving her for such a long period of time. I'm also going to miss my parents and friends, but I know it's going to be amazing and I'm going to have a great time. I'm super excited because I have never snorkeled or even been to a tropical destination. The most exotic fish I have ever seen are in fish tanks at home. This trip is centered around my major, and I know it's going to make me significantly more passionate about marine life and conservation. I'm also stoked to go to Belize because I've never been there. It's going to be a massive culture shock because they live such different lives from us in the United States. I really enjoy other cultures foods, languages, and lifestyles. They interest me greatly and broaden the way I view the world, and how I want to further carry myself through life. This is also an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity that I simply couldn't and wouldn't pass up, so all these nerves are going to be worth it once I'm there!