Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Circle of Life

From the day we arrive on the planet,
and blinking, step into the sun
there is more to see than can ever be seen
more to do than can ever be done!

So sorry about the long hiatus, but I’ve been busy! Getting ready to travel abroad for a year takes a lot more work than you might think. I’ve been out doing important stuff, like getting my visa, buying last minute items, stocking up on makeup and deodorant and medicine, looking through all of my clothes and deciding which ones are the most practical (very difficult, considering that last time I was there Europe taught me to love clothes!), trying to cram all of the aforementioned STUFF into airline-regulation suitcases, and spending time with and saying goodbye to friends and family.
                                                            A large chunk of my family

                                        One of the things I had to do before leaving the US 

As you might guess from the quote above, one of my goodbye events included going with a couple of my good childhood friends to see The Lion King in 3D. (In case you were wondering, I thought it was cool to see it again on the big screen, but the 3D made little difference.)

That song has been stuck in my head ever since, and so I’ve been thinking a lot about how even though I could never see everything on the whole planet, I’m glad that I’m about to go out and hopefully see my fair share.

I’m currently stuck in airport limbo (where time and place don’t really exist, otherwise known as a layover), but you’ll be hearing more about my 36-hour journey to Spain, my terribly heavy bags, and how it was all a poor idea in my next entry, once I actually arrive there and have interesting things to report.

Until then, I’m trying to remember a very important motto: Hakuna matata!

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