And so it begins!
After months of planning and waiting, my London adventure is almost here. Tomorrow evening, I’ll be flying to the UK and I won’t be coming back until the beginning of November. That’s a total of three months and about five and a half days overseas, if you’re keeping track. 😛 I’m DEFINITELY looking forward to it….but ‘d be lying if I said I haven’t had a few moments when I’ve wondered what the heck I’m doing! I guess that’s pretty natural when it comes to big decisions and changes.
So…how did a trip of this magnitude come about? It’s pretty simple: way back in late winter, I was feeling pretty discouraged. I’ve been out of work since August of 2009, and NOTHING was happening in the job department. I thought ahead to this month, when I would have to start living off my savings. That got me thinking: did I really need to stay in Seattle to do that? I hadn’t been all that happy here, and I can’t honestly say that I LIKE Seattle that much. A change of scenery was awfully appealing, and London was really the only place I considered. I went for a week two years ago, and I think I’ve been a little homesick for it ever since. I had thought and prayed about going back many times, but something always felt WRONG about the previous plans I made. This time was different; to my surprise, it felt very, very right, and things just started to fall into place.
This blog is how I’ll keep everyone updated on all my adventures, such as they are. I can’t promise that I’ll write every day. In fact, I can pretty much promise you that I WON’T. I’m not going to London JUST to be a tourist; I’m going to try and live as normally as I can for the time that I’m there. That means that there will be some days when I won’t really have anything interesting to write. I don’t think you guys want to read about me going grocery shopping and doing my laundry, do you? I didn’t think so. 🙂 Plus, I’ll be busy once fall semester starts. I’m still taking my WSU classes online, and I’ll actually be starting my very last semester about a month from now. I DO promise to write fairly regularly, though. You can count on that!