In less than one hour, I will be on the way to Logan Airport. I am so excited to see India and meet the students that we will be collaborating with during the program. I am also looking forward to working in a multicultural and cross-functional team. This is such an incredible opportunity to both expand my global awareness and also cultivate my ability to adapt to new environments and situations. Although I am filled with anticipation for this new experience, I will miss my husband and son. Being away from them may be challenging, but I know they will be safe and happy while I’m gone.
This isn’t the first time I’ve spent New Year’s Eve on a plane, but it will be the first time I’ve ever started the new year in another country. Without a doubt, this will be an unforgettable beginning to the year 2015. Next time you’ll hear from me I will be in New Delhi, celebrating the new year with my classmates in a memorable way.
See you all on the other side of this long plane ride.