Sunday, September 16, 2012

Almost there

I don't usually compose these blogs in the middle of the day. At 11:30 am, I haven't done much that's worthy of writing about. Sometimes I haven't even done anything of interest at 8 or 9 pm, which has been quite the dilemma for me as of late.

This is when things change.

In a few hours I'll be on a plane to England, so the interesting things are on the horizon rather than just past. At the moment I have nothing to write about that will capture even the slightest amount of interest.

This morning has consisted of packing and unpacking and repacking and so on and so forth. I've helped my dad set up his new laptop computer. I've showered and done my hair, forgotten to eat breakfast and fully charged much of my electronic stuffs. Except my camera, which having just remembered, I will go charge now.

[Brief interruption while I plug in my camera battery charger.]

For the next few months I'm going to be abroad. Definitely in England, probably all throughout Europe. At any particular time I could be traveling, because my real goal while overseas is to see as much of it as I possibly can. When I'm at school near Chicago, I rarely get the opportunity to step outside of the mile radius that surrounds campus, save for the few afternoons a quarter I go into the city. It can be stifling. London will not be stifling for me, because it is a hub from which I can go anywhere. I'm just a train ride or an airplane away from whatever I desire.

For so many days, I've dedicated this blog to personal essays. I will not stop doing that. It is one of the few things in life that keeps me sane. It reminds me that even the most mundane situations have lessons to be learned. Neglecting to write thorough introspective blogs would mean losing a part of myself that I've gained in the past year.

But soon these blogs will become something more interesting. At least, I hope they will. Though the next few days may continue to be less than thrilling - what with orientation and the craziness which will ensue and therefore force me into complacency as a writer - I am hoping to make this a place for study abroad journaling that will not only recount the exciting experiences I hope to have, but will also ground them in the way that I try to ground everything I write.

I don't know where I'll be in 24 hours time. I will be in England, that's for sure. But what I'll be experiencing on the inside and out is beyond my comprehension. What I do know is that I'm excited to share it all.

The past several months I've been able to sit down at my computer every single day and crank out something worth reading. Even if that only means it's worth reading back to myself, this blog has meant something to me for every day of the past 241.

That won't be changing any time soon.

Expect frequent updates. Expect daily updates, actually. The content may be changing slightly, but the reliability certainly won't. I'm excited to keep sharing.

Au revoir, mes amis. Next time I write you, it will be from the most amazing city in the world.

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