20 freakin’ days till I leave for Israel for four months to study abroad!
20 days till I travel the farthest I’ve ever traveled!
20 days to get everything I need to pack!
20 days to assess what music from my collection I want to sync to my iPod and 20 days to see as many shows as I can.
As nerve-wracking as this departure is bound to be, I’m plenty excited to see where my ancestors come from. It may seem cliche, but I can’t wait to say hello to Israel. The playlist that follows is just a select choice of songs that have been going through my head as I prepare to leave. They are motivating and sunny and a lot of the rap on this playlist makes me dance around the house when I pack. Bon Voyage! Or as we say in Hebrew, “L’hitraot!”
“Step” by Vampire Weekend
“I’ve Got What it Takes” by Alex Day
“No One Said it Would be Easy” by Cloud Cult
“Two Weeks” by Grizzly Bear
“Lazy Bones” by Jeremy Messersmith
“String Theory” by Doomtree
“Pale Skin” by Howler
“Stay Alive” by Jose Gonzalez