I promise not to bore you with meaningless stories. However, I can't promise that for the time being... You see, in Israel, I won't actually have access to a computer unless I am paying for it. So, I might be writing more now then is actually necessary. I apologize in advance if any of this bores you to death. If you find yourself wanting to fall asleep while reading, please promptly shut off the computer and go to bed so you don't hurt yourself. That being said, I accomplished a lot this weekend. I bought new luggage, a new mummy sleeping bag (very excited about this purchase), new hiking boots (yes, I am going to get dirty!!), and some other random stuff... And, as if that wasn't enough for me, I went to Fashion Island with Kim and really got into trouble... I bought myself a new IPod! I just have to figure out how to use it now. All and all, I am pretty much set now for my adventure next year, and if you can think of anything I am missing, let me know!
Another quick note, I am actually starting to feel like I am leaving. I hear random songs like that Dixie Chicks remake of the Fleetwood Mac song, and I almost start to cry. "I've been afraid of changing 'cuz I built my life around you..." Cheesy lines like that drive me to think I actually am doing something dramatic, and life-altering, and it hits me that I won't come back from this the same person. I can't. I would have to be devoid of emotion and blind to everything going on if I were to avoid changing while I am there. I am scared a bit, but truthfully, more excited than anything.
Embark on an exciting journey into Israel, the homeland of the Jewish People and my home for the next year! I will be adding my new observations and perspective of student life at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, Israel. Enjoy the ride!