Excitement and adventure and really wild things
Friday, August 24, 2007

So in one week I will have already made the flight to Atlanta, settled in at the hotel, and be out and around DragonCon in a delerious round of Browncoats and gamers. Excited? Yes. Nervous? Oh yes. Still sad at how few people are able to make it? You have no idea.
So, there's that. Also, I had my new student orientation this week. I'm still a bit scared of going to school. The nearly constant reminder lectures on study habits and how much time needs to be put in and the prospect of my (to me) most important class being so fast-paced and crazy... Yeah, none of that helped. I've kind of been gibbering since then. Lucky I've had a couple days off or I might have gone completely round the bend. I've just been relaxing and gibbering. It's great. Gibber!
The other thing I've been doing has been considering the study abroad program that my school apparently offers. I didn't think such a little college would have such a thing, but there was a little flyer for it in with the flyers and brochures for everything else. Few of the countries popped out at me, one in particular, and I'm kind of figuratively bouncing on the balls of my feet trying to decide about it. I'm thrilled and terrified at the prospect. It would be a great opportunity to go to Australia and soak up the culture and meet *cough* people, and I truly do want to do that, but on the other side of that coin, it is an entire different country with a different culture and things to adapt to (go to another country and boom all the sudden you don't know how to drive anymore) and all that, and I'm just unsure about adding that to the stress of school. Plus right now I have no idea what the cost is or how and where the program may be set up. No one at the international program office has returned my call, and probably won't until the school re-opens, so I'll have to try to get some info after DragonCon. Obviously, it wouldn't be doable this semester anyway, but I'd like to know what I need to know to really think about it. Generally, everyone's been in favor of it and think I should go for it, but this is me, I have to worry and brood. Tempted as I've been, I don't know that I could just jet off to Australia without a fair bit of panic once I got there. I have to know where I'm going.
So there's an update on me for all interested. Now I have to think of something relaxing to do.


Friday, August 24, 2007 10:27 PM


don't be scared of school. My brother did very little work for three years and still got a degree. Have fun at DragonCon.

Friday, August 24, 2007 2:46 PM


Oh, Rose...go! Australia is a MAGNIFICENT country, truly; yes it is different, but somehow the same...hard for me to explain that; I went for a month a few years back and fell in LOVE. The people are wonderful..they are warm, open and interesting..(and all are interested in you, as well). The best thing I've ever done in my life is travel..and to have the opportunity to both travel and learn...never happened to me...i would have loved the won't be sorry, I promise! There's a great book, "The Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson...grab it and read it up! He's an American who traveled all over's a very good 'whatcha need' to know book as well as being hy-larious!! Oh, and hope to meet you in a week at D*C!

Friday, August 24, 2007 1:52 PM


Have fun at Dragon Con. I wish I was going but, I chose to go to London instead. Couldn't afford both!


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