Tuesday, June 28, 2005
I suppose I'd like to start out with a bit of a description of my reasoning for dropping everything in my life and moving half way around the world. After all, it's not like simply moving to Chicago, New York or LA. I'll be living across the International Date Line, 8 time zones from my family and friends. That is not the kind of decision to make lightly! I have been enamoured of traveling for years now, and when I travel I really like to live the life of a local as much as possible. This really gives the best sort of opportunity for that. I'll be able to shop, eat, travel, do everything with a culture and nation not of my own. I can't say I'm not a little afraid of that, but the excitement and potential for learning and experiencing entirely new things overwhelms my fears. I'll admit I'm also looking to mix up my life a bit. I've been working with the local Library system for 5 years now, and while I like the work, it has never been the sort of thing I wanted to do with my life. This gives me an opportunity to break out of that into something utterly different from what I've done up to now. So thanks for reading, and I hope you'll check back as my departure date gets closer, and this switches over to a look at the life of you're average American in a place that is anything but average.