my bags are packed.
actually...that's a complete lie. but i wanted to post before i left, so though i'm staring into an empty suitcase, here's the scoop....
the most obvious part of this trip is going to be good work experience. part is going to be adventure. but one of the biggest parts, in my mind, is sort of a personal sabbatical.
i have a lot going on in my life here at home. like...a lot. while i initially didn't realize it, this trip is ideal for me to kind of step back from everything here at home and just take some time for me. i want to really focus on what i'm doing out there; make the most of my time. thus, i'm going to have minimal contact with people at home. crazy, eh? i realize this may sound selfish, and maybe it is, but i'm going to trust that most of you know me better than that and i feel good about it. for those who don't know me, i'm still very happy to have you here!
i've told a few of you about this, and have received positive responses, so thank you for your support. i'm going to bank on the fact that my friends and family knows i'm not doing this to shun, but merely for my own personal well-being and attempt at clarity.
i won't be using my phone a lot, and i'm not sure when i'll be able to check e-mail. i'll try to blog as much as i can so i can share my adventures with you! (those of you who are veteran readers may know that this might be one of those "now that my internship is over, here's what happened!..." situations. =D but really, i'll try and post at least weekly, conditions permitting.) i love responses to my blog posts (i always do) and i'll keep in touch that way.
i've lived in the same town most my life, and i've always dreamt of going to a place where nobody knows my name. here's my chance!
as for now...read my posts and enjoy my adventures. see you in six weeks. :)