Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Welcome to My Adventure!

Well, it is officially here - the departure day. I just checked into my flights and thankfully have window seats! I am still not actually scared, more anxious about what lies ahead. It blows my mind that I would so easily choose to move from the country where everyone I know and love is, to a place where I know no one and probably don't know more than 100 words of the language! I guess I was craving an adventure and an adventure is what I will get!

As I lay in bed on the morning of my last day in New York, I realize I will really miss the city. Over the past few weeks, with my departure looming, I started to really realize what an amazing place I have been living in! While I loved the city, I definitely think I will enjoy San Sebastian. For some reason I act like I might be going to a third-world country and considered packing some Hamburger Helper and such, but think to myself -'amanda, they will have food there.' ha!

Anyways, this blog will let you keep up-to-date on my happenings in Europe for the next 10 months! Opportunities like this don't come up every day and I am excited that I am doing it. I am really happy that I can share this experience with you and can't wait to tell all that I encounter - new foods, people, languages and places! I am happy you are along for the journey!



Emily and Marshall said...

Hoorah! You will have the adventure of a lifetime! Tell Erika and Helene hello from Marshall and I. You are going to be such a great teacher and the Griffins are looking forward to meeting you when you get over there! You are in our prayers!

Heidi said...

YAY Amanda! Can't wait to see what lies ahead!

Shawnee said...

I'm so excited to hear about your adventure!! Will you please tell us how you came upon this opportunity in the first place, and what you're living arrangements are going to be and such? Buena Suerte!!!

Paul and Cathy Nicholson said...

We wish you the most amazing adventure! Keep updating your journal so we can share Spain with you. Lotsa xoxox and love- Cathy and Paul

Cassandra Danielle said...

I hope you made it safe! I can't wait to come visit you. Remember to enjoy every moment.

Besos, Cassie