Let's Get it Started

So, about this blog thing....

I find it hard to imagine that anyone would truly be interested in reading anything I have to write but, at a few friends and family members requests, I have decided to keep a blog. Not because I find myself overly fascinating, or my life all that interesting, but mostly just to let those who care about me know that I’m still alive as I’ll soon be backpacking through the Middle East + Senegal, before making my way to Tel Aviv for Grad School.

I now have less than a month to tie up all loose ends in D.C. and prepare to leave my friends and family for an indefinite period of time. For the first time I feel as equally apprehensive and nervous about this as I do excited. Before I couldn’t wait for the last day of work, to pack up my little backpack and get rid of everything else, and board a plane that would take me away from the mundane, to something entirely new!

Now that my departure date is so close, it’s hitting me how many people I will miss. So many friends that I’ll leave behind, a job that I mostly complain about but has also been the center of my world for the last 2 years, my family (mommy!)  including my 91 year-old grandfather who seems perpetually confused about what I’m doing no matter how many times I try to explain it. Not because he’s senile or anything - he’s quite sharp for 91. I think mostly because it just doesn’t make sense to most logical people!

So, as of now, I’m just trying to take it one day at a time. I have to finish up the school year (I work at a d.c.p.s. elementary school), and I’ve been training for a triathlon for the last 8 months that I will hopefully complete on the 19th. Another thing I am basically shitting my pants over.

Sometimes I really question my logic. But at least I am setting goals. And hopefully with some physical training, mental preparation, and a whole lot of luck, I’ll be completing them!

2011 = out with the old and in with the..... crazy!