Socks & Suitcases: Preparing to Study Abroad

48 hours.  48 hours until I say Au revoir! to the suburbs of Chicago and depart for Nantes, France.  Well, maybe 54 hours is more accurate since I have a connecting flight in Texas, but my shock is the same. I’m leaving my parents, brother, three cats, and tortoise to travel over 4,000 miles to …