I did it!

today I officially graduated from high school. It only took 5 years and more than a few all nighters. Graduating is a huge deal and now the feelings are rushing in about what is to come. It was one of the things that I have been worrying about over the last few months. So I guess now there’s only one thing to think about. 

I think the interesting thing about the anticipation of this trip is the way my excitement changes. Don’t get me wrong. I am excited. But this is the first time I’m really going to be on my own. After these first two weeks I’m going to be alone. At this point in my life the longest I’ve been away from home at one time is two weeks and even then I knew some people or at least the place I was going to be. This is the first real step at me becoming an adult and that is pretty scary. 

One minute I’m all excitement and can’t contain it. Believe me. It’s all I’ve been talking about and counting down to. The next I’m freaking out and just nervous  because this is a big thing.

I’ll write more tomorrow. Now I’m going to go to bed for the first time as a high school graduate. 

Maddy

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A Welcome and A Plan

First welcome to my blog. This site is going to be used to update everyone back home while I’m on my trip through Europe.

This summer I’m spending 2 months from June 12th, this Friday, through Wednesday August 12th backpacking through Europe. My amazing mother Suzanne is coming with me for two weeks. In that time we’re going to London, Paris and Mont Saint Michel. After she leaves on June 28th I’ll be on my own making my way around by train, air, and boat. I’m planning on going to 5 countries in that time and my real goal is to get to know the cultures and people. To learn about something other than the culture that I grew up in.

My goal over these two months are to post on this blog AT LEAST two times a week. I’m going to be posting pictures, asking questions, writing about my experiences. On this blog I’d like to hear from you comments, suggestions of places to go, and questions that you have. I’ll do my best to reply to every comment and keep in touch while I’m there.

I hope you enjoy what I post. I’m excited to share it with you!

Maddy