Tuesday, August 18, 2009


"What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dissapearing? It's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's goodbye. but we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies."
--Jack Kerouac, On the Road

I suppose that the year ahead of me is my "next crazy venture beneath the skies." I have spent the summer interning for U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, traveling cross country, and attending a wedding and a family reunion. I leave in just 18 short days for England. I intend to use this blog as a tool to share my experiences with my friends and family back home. Feel free to read as much or as little as you would like.

Zillions of thoughts scurry through my head as I prepare for my imminent departure; I am nervous, fearful, exhilarated, confused, and excited. This is one of the few times in my life where I have embraced the near future which a recognition that I really have no idea what I am getting myself into. I don't know who will be my roommates, I don't know how I will be getting from the airport to the University, I don't know where are the local grocery stories- but perhaps there is beauty in this ignorance. What I do know is that I will soon have answers to each of these questions and that I will be stronger for having to find answers.

So... here I go again on my own.