As it turns out, all that craziness up front paid off — my visa was processed in three days! It’s being mailed back to me tomorrow, which means that I could have an actual plane ticket in my hand by next week. It is all coming together — in a month and a half, I will be on a plane to New Delhi!
While my rational mind is trying to figure things out and hoping I don’t miss some important consideration for my year abroad, there is this little bubble of excitement that is constantly brewing inside me… a few days ago, I was in a shop and stumbled upon some Indian looking bangles, and I just felt this wave of adrenaline — in a few months, I will be looking at rows and rows of the very same bangles in every single color in a shop in India itself! Ah, I can’t wait.