"It begins with a....BRAZIL!!!!" Those are the exact words from the text message telling me that I would be headed to Brazil for my year abroad! Although I didn't exaclty picture myself finding out where I was going via text, it still gave me the exact feeling I was hoping for. The feeling of EXCITEMENT!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!! I AM GOING TO BRAZIL!!!!!!!!!!! I found out via text because I was working; and Robin DeRock (the wonderful outbound coordinator who told me this news) gave me the option to wait until I got home, or be excited for the rest of my shift. I couldn't wait; I wanted to know!! So the second I got home, after proclaiming this rad news on Facebook, I googled "Brazil", and spent about 5 hours on the computer looking at this amazing country! And since then, it feels like it's not even real. Honestly, it probably won't hit me until I am on a plane in July or August when I head down there.