My bestest friend and soul sister, Michelle, packed me a homesickness present to be opened only in the event of glumness. I'm almost looking forward to feeling sad enough to open it.
In the meantime, in-keeping with our letter writing traditions, there is a wonderful quotation on the envelope by the ever amazing Mark Twain, chosen no doubt because of my pre-trip freakout.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."