Monday, January 24, 2011


Well today was a day  full of goodbyes. I am going to miss everyone but I wasn't filled with sadness today, I was filled with overwhelming support and love. Goodbyes seem to be common lately so today didn't seem like I was saying goodbye for five months, it was more like; 'I see ya soon and be back before you have time to miss me!'

I believe the true goodbyes will hit me when I'm sitting on the plane at 7:00am on Friday morning waiting for the wheels to leave to ground. And then the next biggest will be when I take off from Washington DC and head straight for Moscow and realize I have limited connection to my home when I arrive at my destination so many thousands of miles away.

But like I said goodbyes are common in my family and I guess now it's my turn to be saying, 'See you soon' because saying goodbye seems like I won't be coming back, but I will and I'll be a stronger, better, even more independent and a more confident person when I return. So the only 'goodbye' I want to say is, "goodbye old self and hello new me!"

As I left my Grandma and Grandpa Price's tonight my grandpa told me to, "Have fun, or whatever". I don't know why but this made the perfect end to a great day. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me and encouraged me to do something so different, but so amazing. All the support no matter how received has been greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. Without any of it, I truly don't think this journey of a lifetime would be happening. So once again Thank You for everything!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Only the Beginning

So I've decided to start this blog to keep record of what I'm doing and where I'm going. I can only hope to constantly keep it updated so friends and family back home can see all that I am seeing and all that I am doing!
I leave in 7 days!! Crazy who would have thought quite, shy me would ever go to a different country and do what I'm going to be doing!! I started this process in June of 2010 and there hasn't been a day yet that I wonder if I'm doing the right thing. Not a single bit a nervousness has ever entered my mind, which confirms to me this is what I should be doing and I will have NO regrets!!