No Need to Worry

To make things short, it was very hard for my family to figure out when I’d be going to California. I had to be here while my Uncle came to the US since I haven’t seen his family in four years. I also had to be here before my maternal grandparents leave. Everyone in my family was constantly spitting forth ideas and asking me when I wanted to leave. They had to buy airplane tickets after all. 

Well, I had no idea when to go. I was torn between seeing my Uncle’s family and my Aunt’s family. (One on my mom’s side, the other on my dad’s) I guess I was lucky because God made the decision for me. As it turns out, I was miraculously accepted to a summer spotlight program for an accounting firm and the program was smack dab in the middle of my tentative trip to CA. After finding this out, there was only one possible choice left for me: going to CA for the month of June. 

My dad bought the tickets yesterday and I will be in San Jose, CA by Saturday night! It’s so exciting and scary at the same time. I’ve only met my Aunt twice. I don’t think I’ve ever met her husband, my other Uncle. I’ve never met my younger cousin who is now six years old, I think. I don’t know how to talk to them, what to bring as gifts, and what I should be doing there. My Auntie mentioned that she wanted me to help out with her real estate business (her own business, and she’s pretty successful! I’m so in awe of her). I’ll also have to pick up my little cousin from his day camp everyday, which probably means I’ll be driving their car. Which worries me a lot because I can’t drive in unfamiliar places. I wonder how much free time I’ll have. I want to take a lot of walks with my grandma who will be there. She is an anchor for me, the only person I know well in CA. I feel that she’s been quite lonely, too, so I hope I’ll be able to entertain her.

There’s no doubt in my mind that God wanted it this way. How long have I been looking for a getaway? Perhaps this is exactly what I need, some time away from home, but also with family at the same time. I’m excited and infinitely thankful. 

Oh, and one last note. It will be the first time I’m flying by myself! It’s such an exciting notion, although I’m terrified that I’ll miss my layover and be unable to put my carry-on in the baggage area above me. Ahh, short people problems.