In a few days time I will no longer be in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Instead I will travel several thousands of miles across the globe to a country I still feel I know very little about. I have started to say my goodbyes to friends and family. It’s a strange feeling knowing that you won’t physically be able to see these people for the next 2+ years. I could’ve seen everybody whenever I felt like it but now to see any of them will mean me buying a $2K plane ticket and travelling 20+ hours to see them. It makes me sad to leave but at the same time I am also starting a new chapter in my life, the time I travelled to West Africa and (hopefully) made a difference. I look forward to the changes ahead. After all, change is what separates us from the rocks. Please send letters and care packages!