We said goodbye to my oldest, M, today. She's off to Durgapur, West Bengal, for the next 8 months. And after 3 1/2 years of prepping and working to get to this point, she's undeniably both really nervous and really excited. She said, as we were driving her to the airport, that this will be an Awesome Experience, even if she has to make it so by the sheer force of her will.
I hope so.
If you're interested in following her adventures, she'll be posting here once she arrives and gets settled.