Sunday, May 10, 2009

A month and 1/2 away

This is my first entry into my blog.  I am still in Fayetteville, AR right now.  I just finished celebrating Mother's Day with my family, minus Rachel and Wimpy (her boyfriend who's name I love).  If you are following this I want to thank you for taking an interest in my life.  I will do my best to put myself in crazy situations that will make for interesting reading.  

Quick Background:  I was born and raised in Fayetteville, AR and have never been away from my hometown longer than a week at a time.  I have had plenty of adventures though.  I have traveled to New York city, the Virgin Islands, New Orleans, Denver, and a few other spots.  I like to think that I have had a life filled with stories and if you ever ask me I love to tell them.  I don't consider myself someone who is a momma's boy or who would ever get homesick but I have never been away long enough to know.  I also like to think I have an open mind and don't expect to feel much culture shock, but I am as american as they come so there will probably be some customs that I feel uncomfortable with.

Anyhow, I wouldn't normally think that I am interesting enough to post a blog about my life.  I am using this as a way to update friends and family, in an efficient and economical way, to my experiences while I study abroad.  I plan on leaving the states June 27th.  I will be studying at Cambridge and Oxford in England for 10 days each.  During this time I plan on traveling a little on the three day weekends and after my stay I will be backpacking for two additional weeks until Aug 1st.  This is going to be difficult for me because I will be missing the birthday of my favorite person in the world on July 28th, Adalynn's.  She will be two this year.

I plan updating this as often as possible, including the days up until I get on the plane.  

God is Good!  (This is my dad's signoff for my grandfather's health update blog and i think it works wonders so this is how I will sign off as well.)

Look for some video blog entries to come in the future from some awesome spots.