I was going to attempt a John Green-esque video from the airport to talk about the excitement and trepidation of a trip like this. But, this is JFK and even at this hour, it's crowded. So I will share this part silly and part overwhelmed picture from the terminal instead.
I always get a bit nervous when I travel. The hassle of security, anxiously going over the items I've packed to make sure I haven't forgotten anything. I've never been the most relaxed flyer, especially when traveling alone. And of course, I miss my husband already.
But if ever a trip was worth enduring travel sans TARDIS, before the invention of teleportation, it's this one. I'm going to a city that I've always wanted to explore, to learn about the field I love in a new context. In my head, along with the travel anxiety and thoughts of the home I'll miss, is wonder at the fun and interesting experiences that lie ahead. There's also the beginning of what I'm sure will be a lengthy list of questions for my new colleagues about how theatre is created and supported in the UK, and where technology fits in.
It's almost time to get on that jet plane, and as it gets closer, the excitement is slowly overcoming trepidation. Til next time, from across the pond!