Preparing to go to Europe has had me in a dream like state these past few days for many reasons:
number one: I am going to effing EUROPE!
number two: I am going to see some beautiful art and be M-O-V-E-D by it.
-Researching that art has taught me a lot about the artist and the tales of the time
number three: It makes me wonder what else is out there for me
number four: with my new passport, i can TRAVEL
number five: I am the lucky one because I am not the one getting married at 20 and I get to still be selfish for a few more years. :)
-I'm just not ready to get married yet.
number six: Euro-trash hipsters
number seven: Youth Hostels
number eight: I am so grateful for my family and the fact that my mom works again. Even though it was hard and lonely in high school, it is worth every day home alone now because my mom can help me out with school and traveling and self discovery through both.
number nine: I have gotten a lot of lucky breaks in my life.
number ten: I can't sleep when I am excited!!!!!
All in all I think that this trip will let me get to know myself a lot better, and hopefully the ME i am suppose to be, not the ME i use to be or the ME i think i should be. (She's really not that cool and actually, kinda lame.) It's funny how much more enjoyable life is when you finally realize "maybe God does know me a little better than I know myself, and maybe he knows what's good for me a little better than my friends do..." Imagine that.
I started my EutoTrip wish list for my travel studies class. I am making it into a little book that i can write in with a ball point pen since all i do with an english minor and communication major is write papers and and do projects on the computer. It's cute and I am very happy with how i is turning out.
I also started researching for my 30 pieces of art I need to research before we leave: We have to write a one page paper about each one, that way, when we find them we can know their history and hopefully have a stronger reaction to the piece of art. I am doing some Monet, Van Gogh, and Manet as well as Michaelangelo, Degas, and some Impressionist art. I am also interested in architecture, fountains in Rome, and the egyptians and greek art that will be in the Lourve and other museums.
p.s. i think my indie-cred is about to SKYROCKET. j.k (but seriously...)