From longer than I can remember, an uncontrollable wanderlust has yearned within me. I was always content exploring the great unknown. 

Growing up I never felt quite right, doing enough to fit it but not necessarily belong. This is my journey to belong, to find places, people and moments that soothe my restless soul. 

Whatever may come of this short time in my life, I wish my family and friends the very best. I wish for them not to worry about me, I wish them enough. 

As el señor Paez told me, you will suffer, but it is part of the journey. The greater the price, the greater the destiny. Apprehension lingers as the upcoming days teeter by, but the homecoming and wanderlust inside me pushes. My wings shiver in anticipation to break free and fly.