I just finished saying goodbye to all my co-workers. It has been hard to say goodbye, because I'm leaving for 7 years, and maybe more! I've never had to do something this hard. But, I know it will be a great experience to live on Mars. I am really excited to meet the chef from Italy, Nicolette. She sounds like a very interesting woman. I hope she makes good food, because that's what I'll be eating for a long time. I also look forward to meeting the Transportation Specialist from Iceland. Her name is Kristin Gotta. I've always wondered what Iceland was like. But sadly, I can't visit it because I'm going to live on Mars! I hope Mars isn't too much different from Earth, but I look forward to discovering new things there. Right now I'm feeling excited, but a little bit disappointed about leaving Earth.