I was completely not nervous until about a week ago, then the shear quantity of things that I have to finish before I left hit me and I started to panic. Luckily a late-night shopping spree equipped me with power adapters and luggage (thank you Amazon and LL Bean).
I will be gone from June 17 to Aug 10. Before I leave in June I must pack the entirety of my apartment into a storage unit, find a new apt for when I get back to Boston, do research, prepare for a conference, learn French, and somehow make my UROP (undergrad who works for me and is so awesome that we're bringing her to France too) less nervous as well. Yea. Obviously "learn French" has already been abandoned and "find a place to live when I get back" will soon be a casualty as well. (I've got great friends and they have sofas). I'm still running around trying to do administrative stuff for the trip as well. My UROP's wire transfer to her French dorm got lost, I have to fill out 101 forms from MIT for international travel, etc. Well, at least I have the awesome support of my French roommate (who luckily will move back to Paris about two weeks after I get there, so he can help me get sorted out if I need help!) and an awesome BF who manages to put up with my hyperness. Well, GET READY PARIS, HERE I COME!!! (in 28 days)