Despite the pressure I am feeling now as a big deadline comes to within a week away, I took a whole weekend off. I didn't really mean to, but somehow I kept busy enough that I never got at any work.
I did however get some of my other to-dos done, taking a huge weight of my mind. My kayak is all packed up and ready to be shipped to Sweden. I just got word from the housing office and my apartment will be right in the middle of a little peninsula. On the map it appears that I am 200 meters from the sea.
My airplane ticket is ordered an paid-for. My stuff is almost all packed, and most of my junk has found a good home. Only three weeks left. Dang, suddenly I realize only three weeks left with Tomoe and the birds too. I begin to wonder if this is such a good idea...
I felt the same way that you do know right before I left to study in Osaka for a year. Just remember that it's not like you are going away forever. You'll be with Tomoe and your birds again. Leaving is never easy, but your time in Sweden will go by fast and you'll all be together again before you know it. I think that you are doing the right thing by going, and I wish you the best of luck. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of great photos of Sweden.