It's Booked, I'm Off D-Day October 10th

@wolfie34 (26881)
United Kingdom
July 24, 2007 8:38am CST
I've done it! I walked into the travel agents today, cool and calm and I enquired about Rhodes and straight away before I changed my mind I booked! TWO WEEKS in Rhodes 10th October! So now I've got a date! It is more 'assertive' to say that I am leaving on 10th October rather than I'm leaving in October, sounds much better doesn't it! I fly from Gatwick and I said to the woman I was scared of flying and if I don't book there and then I would only let the flying put me off. So she gave me complimentary lounge tickets so I can get free booze, refreshments, tv, showers etc, so at least I can have a double whisky or two to put my nerves at rest! I will travel from my mums so I will have to leave a couple of days earlier. So as from 8th October Wolfie will 'vanish' but don't worry I will return once I get myself sorted and set up, I will have to go without the internet for some time but that's a small price to pay So that's it. It's all done and booked, now I've got to sort my passport out and cross that off the list too! Not that I'm counting but it's 76 days to go!
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
Well Sweet I already knew that lol as a Mutual Friend told me on the Phone today and yes I am very happy for you but I will miss you I really mean that Sweet and I hope you will keep in touch with our Friend so that she can keep me informed how you are doing Hugs to you x
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
Thank you my friend, hugs, well I've found out there is an internet cafe near the hotel I'm staying in, so I will be able to post in Rhodes! However when I return from Rhodes I won't have the internet at my parents or until I move out and find a place of my own, but what I'll do is ask my big sis a big favour to let my friends know I'm ok! Wink, wink, hint, hint LOL!
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
Lol that is great and I am sure she will lol x
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@mummymo (23709)
25 Jul 07
I am so pleased for you! I am looking forward to it for your sake and dreading it for my sake and the sake of all those who love you here and will miss you! I am really proud of you little bruv - you have emerged from that deep dark hole and walking further away from it every day! Hugs xxxx
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
25 Jul 07
There is a little internet cafe beside the hotel I checked so I've got no excuse not to pop in and say I'm fine! Ooooh I'm so excited! If I can put up with 'him' for over 3 years getting on a plane should be a piece of cake! I'm convincing myself here LOL!
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
25 Jul 07
that's really so exciting wolfie... i bet you can't wait for the day to come... i and my hubby will also go back to my home country at the end of november until mid of december... 2 weeks holiday for us as well after more than 2 years we didn't go back to our home country... i can't wait as well and i and my hubby will definitely plan to have a good time there...
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
25 Jul 07
We'll both be counting down together then!
@Naomi17 (624)
25 Jul 07
I will miss you you are very special person just don't forget your friends! I believe in destiny and yours is just beginning a new life to look forward to HUGS xx
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
25 Jul 07
2007 was always going to be my year as it's the chinese year of the pig! I won't forget my friends and hopefully will try to pop in whilst in Rhodes to let you know I'm fine! Destiny sometimes needs a helping hand! Hugs back xxx
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
24 Jul 07
You go Wolfie- Yes it sounds much better now- a definite date! You are on your way! Great- a lounge pass- for free booze- now you are all set- You will be fine- I’m sure you will be missed here- but can’t wait to hear all about it after! How exciting- really a new beginning! Away for all abuse- start off fresh – I wish you much happiness--- but at least we still have you for the next 76 days!
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
I'm off to my retreat next week for 14 days and won't have access to internet, but there is internet access in Rhodes so I will try and drop in! Thanks my friend, no more controlling, no more manipulative and no more mental abuse, I'll raise a glass to that!
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
24 Jul 07
Good on for you wolfie, way to go, but please go to your doctor and get something that will relax you as if you get scared and drink to much, that plane will be taking off with out you and no refund. They do not allow anyone on board that they suspect may have had to much to drink, it is classified as a safety issue. I have seen some pretty mean people get drunk on planes and they, are taken away in handcuffs at the destination and brought back to their place of origin. So do not self sabotage your self. You have worked and planed so hard do not let a fear get you grounded. I understand your fear, and the only answer is it is a lot safer to get in that plane than it is getting from your mums house to the airport, if you can keep that thought in mind I made it from Mums house to here the rest is going to be the best part, and Wolfie it is incredible, the view and being able to see for hundreds of miles is just fabulous. I love to be on a plane around Christmas time as you get to see the whole city lite up. it is glorious. Talk about a birds eye view. Do not let your fear keep you on the ground, you have overcome so much it is only a few more steps to freedom.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
I know the statistics prove that it is far safer to be on a plane than driving! I am not a drinker anyhow and will probably take my IPod instead as music relaxes me more than drink does. I do like the take off, but it's the landing I hate! Thanks my friend for your continued support x
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
24 Jul 07
It is so exciting, wolfie. I almost feel as though I will be taking the trip with you. I just know that you're going to love it. The complimentary lounge tickets were a real bonus. Use them to your advantage. Believe me, the time will fly, and your departure date will be her before you know it. I will wait until a later date to wish you a Bon Voyage!
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
You'll have to squeeze into my case then LOL! Thank you my friend, don't worry I'll be around till October and I'll be counting the days literally!
@raydene (9875)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Hurrayyyyyyyyyyyy..Yeahhhhhh for Wolfieeeee..Good for you Sweets. I am so happy for you. You are just doing so good,no? What a great change.. Yipppeeeeee I am so proud of you Doll
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
I Shocked myself! It still hasn't sunk in! I'm still on the floating stage LOL! where everything is fluffy and I'm high on cloud 9! Nothing what he says seems to matter any more and I've become immune!
@charms88 (7546)
• Philippines
24 Jul 07
Oh wow, October 10 is actually a good date for the Chinese (double 10). Seems like you will be pretty much hooked and real busy for 76 days before your great escape. Better give yourself a shot or two before going up the plane and this will help you settle well and nicely. Enjoy and don't howl loudly, lol!
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
Wouldn't it be strange if there was a full moon on the 10th LOL! If there is you'll hear the howls LOL! It's also the chinese year of the pig and I was born in the year of the pig!
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
24 Jul 07
So- now you leave for Rhodes for two weeks- are you going to come back and stay with your parents for a short time then move on (i know you said that wasn't an option) or are you just going to pick up and go somewhere else and just wing it???? I give you a lot of credit- I don't think I could do something like that-- I am very proud of you having seen what you have been through these past months- you are well on your way to starting a new life and I wish nothing bu the best for you and am looking forward to your story when you get settled!!!!
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
Exactly my dear friend, I will return to my parents temporarily then I will go up to the area I plan to live in, stay in a B&B first, then find a job, once I get a job then I get a place to live (Can't get a place to live without a job) it will be by the end of the year that I will be settled hopefully! And yes I will definitely put my story up, I think I should have created a blog or something, but this site is my passion and so are my dear friends who have supported me through the bad times and will share with me the good times that will be mine to keep!
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Way to go Wolfie! You are abut ready to go! At least you'll have a whiskies for free and other drinks too oh a tv sounds nice too. I know you can't wait till that day comes :) 76 days and counting for Wolfie's Big Day! Have a great day.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
It might be a bit obvious if I have a massive wall calendar to mark off the days one by one. I feel like singing that song 'Final Countdown' who's it by, er Genesis? Oh I've forgotten. Or 76 green bottles LOL!
@yanjiaren (9050)
24 Jul 07
Oh that sounds soooo exciting Wolfie..I hope by then we will retire early lol..Just login to some internet cafe while you are there just in case we have to send our forms off within seven days lol.I mean the pension thingy..I bet you are so excited..I am just seeing you there get your long awaited freedom away from a grumpy flatmate lol. YOU deserve a good life and a happy one and your little sis hear hopes you get the best in Everything..Have fun and above all peace..
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
You must give me your moby sis, so I can let you know I'm ok etc! There is an internet cafe right by the hotel apparently so I've no excuse LOL! I'm so excited, I'm buzzing LOL! If anything comes up you can text me when I'm away if that's ok xxxxhugsxxxx
• Malaysia
24 Jul 07
wow you're so lucky you get to go on a 2-week vacation! have loads of fun and take lots of pics! wish i could take a long time off from work and go for a holiday. lucky you, i bet you can't wait! but don't worry, time flies by pretty fast, and by the time you know it, you'll be busy packing for your vacation. take care :)
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
It's a treat to make up for the last three years of depression and living with my housemate, on my return I will settle down with a job and new place to live. Thanks my friend.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
25 Jul 07
Congratulations and have a wonderful and fun trip. I have never been on an airplane before at all.....someday I plan on taking a trip...