Sunday, January 6, 2013

Welcome to the World of Blogging

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!


  1. Hope to see you before you leave but just know I will be following you and praying for you.
    Keep the Faith, Share the Hope, Spread the Love.

  2. Hi Hope you have fun! I can't figure out how to subscribe. I clicked Post Comments and It said no associated app. Anyhow, I know your trip will be great! Ginny Moe

    1. I think that may be because you were only looking at the post or something like that. If you click on the title of the whole blog, then the link on the bottom of that page should let you subscribe to all posts. If you are on a mobile device or anything besides a computer, it may not let you subscribe from that page.

  3. So excited for you! I wish I could embark with you! I was unable to subscribe on Mozilla Firefox but was successful through Explorer. Can't wait to follow you!

    Grace, peace, and much love to you!

  4. I will keep you in my prayers! Your mom and I went through school together.

  5. Angela, I'm enjoying reading your posts. I agree the Church of the Holy Sepulcher was a bit too ornate. Checkout Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem on your computer. There is also a Lutheran Church in the Jerusalem's old city.