I'm about to embark on my first long-term adventure abroad. In about 2 1/2 weeks, I head to Jerusalem, Israel to study abroad for 5 1/2 months. I've been planning this trip (at least abstractly) since my senior year of high school. In the recent months since this planning has become more of a reality, I have promised many people a way to follow and keep up with my travels in the form of a blog. This will be my first blogging experience besides the days of posting bulletins on MySpace that didn't really mean anything more than doing annoying surveys. If you are a more frequent blogger, please bear with me as I try to find an outlet to process my own thoughts and experiences as well as share them with those who wish to experience them with me. I chose this particular blog site so that people who wish to keep up with me could subscribe to the blog and receive some sort of notification every time I post. I would really rather not have to email individually everyone who cares to read this. I'm not sure exactly how this works, but I'm pretty sure there is a button at the bottom of the page that says "Subscribe." Hope it works for you! If you choose to subscribe, I really appreciate your interest and support in this venture. For those of you at W&L, I wish you a great first day of classes and rush week tomorrow! I'll see you Friday for a last hoorah!