After months and months of planning, preparation, essays, data sheets and interviews, and eight months after the famous Chicago GSB admit call came in, and after getting to know most of my class through emails and facebook groups and orkut and what not - it is now time for the real thing. In less than 30 hrs, i will board my British Airways flight to Chicago.
Packing is 95% done, i still have to wrap up minor things in the cabin luggage. All the entries in the multiple to-do lists have a "done" marked against them. I still have one more dawn and one more dusk to see in my home city, and then i move to a new city and to my new home.
Flying to Chicago on Tuesday night, flying out to Rio on Saturday evening and flying back to Chicago after a week - I'm looking forward to every step in what is gonna be a long journey before i settle in one place. Hopefully, I will have a lot of fun in the next week or so, and i am sure the fun factor is only gonna keep exponentially increasing over the next year and 9 months.
The last week has been a bundle of farewell events, and the dinner with friends from high school clearly tops the list. It is definitely difficult to bid adieu to folks with whom u literally grew up :) I guess i have officially said "bye" to all the people i should say bye to. Tomorrow, some more phone calls, some more "bye byes", and then I'm whoosh...