I thought that I would write you a proper letter, since it will be a few weeks before I see you again.
I am going to the rustic land of the rolling green hills and the cobblestone streets and the rain that escapes from the sky without warning.
This past week, more than anything--more than the stress I have felt over packing or the excitement I have felt over going abroad for the first time--I have felt grateful.
I am grateful for you, and for this adventure, and for all of the people who I have met through my past travels. They have become my best friends and my inspiration, my home that is not stationary. It is the most wonderful feeling, to have so many people who I love, spread all around the country. Someday soon, they will be spread all around the world.
I will be in Scotland from June 26th through July 26th, and I will have limited computer access, so I have scheduled some posts for the month while I'm gone. Keep checking back--I hope that you enjoy them!
The good news is that, when I come back, I will have stories and adventures to share, both through pictures and words. I can't wait to share them with you.