I guess I have the honor of being the very first Northfield Rotary kid to leave this year. I know that mostly fellow Rotary folks read this, so I want to offer a small tidbit of advice for when you get to this point.
This whole leaving thing - now that I come down to it, it is far more difficult than I could have possibly imagined. I am very close to just breaking down and being reduced to a completely inconsolable state of existence. It's not that I'm worried about India - I'm completely psyched about that part. It's the leaving that is the problem, not the arriving. Saying goodbye to everyone tomorrow is not going to be fun.
I'm telling you this for 2 reasons.
1) So that you might be a little better prepared for it.
2) You should get all of your junk - packing, whatever Powerpoint you may have to put together, shopping, any money or technology stuff you might be using - done quickly. I have put it off, because I'm essentially a very lazy person, and it's going to crimp on my time. Which is awful. When it gets to the end, you won't want to waste a minute of your last days.
Good luck guys! I know my overly emotional ravings probably don't sound very encouraging at all, but very soon I'm going to put up an excited post about how I came out the other side and that India is awesome. It's gonna be ok.
Everyone have a great year!