So soon!

I’m going to Muscat in 6 days!!

I’m really excited.


I’m kinda nervous, too.

Well, we already knew that.

So, it appears I’m an average exchange student. A strange mix of emotions running rampant, wreaking havoc with the nerves.

One would think that strong emotion + strong emotion = 2x stronger emotion (or even  strong emotion^2) Not so (for me, at least)!

I’m stuck in a form of mild limbo. I’m numb, and it doesn’t seem real, yet.

I feel like this is a purely hypothetical trip, and I’m just playing along with the story. Or I’m on What Would You Do? – Exchange Student Edition. 

I’m not quite sure why. Maybe it’s because I’ve never had such an amazing opportunity  handed to me so easily. Perhaps it’s a defense mechanism devised by my subconscious to keep hazardous levels of emotions to a minimum. Whatever the reason, it’s a little disconcerting!

I’m ready for all of this craziness to begin already! But I know that in a blink of an eye I’ll be sitting on the plane. I just hope that time lingers a bit longer when I arrive, so that I can revel in every single detail. But alas, time stops for no one. (except gravity) In the words of Einstein:

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT’S relativity.”

(I love physics, and Einstein. I had to include that quote. I don’t care if it’s a stretch.)

Hope everyone had a great, productive, beautiful day.

with love,

bailey :)


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jai
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 23:03:41

    Actually time stops in black holes too ;)
    See you in DC, Hotlanta!!! 3 days!


  2. Bailey Palmer
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 18:55:42

    Haha exactly! Too bad I couldn’t just chill out in a black hole, contemplating life’s questions, while you guys are just sitting and aging. That would be pretty awesome.
    Alas, not only time, but everything else stops in a black hole, too! (except energy.)
    Why are there always exceptions?! Did you know that a black hole’s energy is equivalent to it’s area which means that it could potentially store info on everything that has ever fallen into it? Cool. :)
    See ya soon!


  3. savannah
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 20:11:26

    this is going to sound kind of random but did you ever finish universe in a nutshell?
    and stephen hawking is cool…. hope your trip was fun… today i went to the pool and i was like i’m going to text bailey and then i was like wait…. no….


    • Bailey Palmer
      Sep 06, 2011 @ 15:58:31

      i couldn’t bring it with me, because it weighed a TON. I miss it though. But at school I’m taking bio, chem and physics, so I think I’m set! I miss you guys too!


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