Afraid of what's to come?
You aren't alone. The other day, I was talking with a 20 year-old who's moving to Nepal for 6-months. She’ll live with a family, learn the language, and be fairly isolated (as most host families don’t have internet.)
“Sounds like when I lived overseas!" I replied, laughing. "Those were the days of snail mail and expensive phone calls.”
But I also knew her fear – the fear of going someplace completely foreign, being thousands of miles away from friends and family- being alone.
She admitted that when she’d first learned about the trip something inside of her urged her on. The more she learned, the more she wanted to do it, until she was actually facing getting on the airplane.