Sunday, January 22, 2006

New Site

For some reason, I am having trouble updating this site from Italy. I have started a different site that I will be updating on a regular basis. Check it out at

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Last night in CR

This is last night in Cedar Rapids, and my last night at home. Tomorrow my dad will be driving Elle and I into Chicago. We will stay overnight at Laura's house and fly out of O'Hare tomorrow. This past week has been a total whirlwind of phone calls, planning, buying travel supplies, saying goodbyes, and packing. I am still not finished with the goodbyes or the packing. It is touch, trying to guess what I will need to take with me for the next five months...and of couse I constantly wonder if I am packing too much or not enough. Preparing for a trip this big can be overwhelming.

I haven't spend time with any of my friends since New Years. I have just been too busy trying to get last minute deatils i order to go out. I apologize to all that I never got to say a proper goodbye to. I want you all to know that I am thinking of you, and I will miss you while I am gone. Thank you for all of your kind thoughts and words as I prepare to leave. I will try my best to keep in touch while I am away. It has been hard to say goodbye to my co-workers, friends, and my family, but I am incredibly excited about traveling. I have a feeling that this is going to be the adventure of a lifetime.

The next time I post, I will most likely be in Florence, Italy. Stay tuned for the next adventure!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

First Post

I decided to start a blog so that people can keep up with me as I spend next semester in Europe. I will be leaving Cedar Rapids January 5th, and flying out of Chicago on Januaray 6th. I will spend the first eleven weeks living with a homestay family in Florence. Then I will have a week off to travel. I will finish out the rest of the semester in London. I am very excited, but I know that I will miss my family and friends in the U.S. I will traveling with six other students from Coe ( a very cool group of people) and I am sure that we will have a blast! I should be returning to the U.S. the first week of June.

So, one month and two days....and counting till I leave. Looking forward to it.