Thursday, April 17, 2008

When you read, you begin with "A-B-C"

When you blog, you begin with an "About Me." That is how the song goes, isn't it?

I'm Hayley and this is my Scottie-Blog. I'm travelling to Scotland in June with CCSA and Dr. Rushing, my Communications professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I'm a Communications major and I'll be learning to use my Communications techniques while abroad. This blog will be my mouthpiece to the world or, you know, the few people who may actually be interested in the goings on of my trip. (You know who you are, Mom.) Honestly, though, I'm counting on having a remarkable experience and I certainly won't want to forget it, so this blog will be a tool for me to remember my own stories as well as keeping in touch with my darlings here in the States.

Why am I starting this in April, you may ask. Well, because Dr. Rushing said so. Well, that's only half true. I think it's a good idea to record all my anticipatory emotions and the road leading up to the big day(s). Aren't you excited?! This means you have two whole months to read my pointless musings on the stress of making money and writing a project proposal and training for walking up hills. It's really going to be a blast.

To officially kick this thing off, I'll express my excitement about the coming months. Last night was our orientation meeting with Hugh Prevost, Dr. Rushing and his "dear wife", Dr. Bender. It probably kicked my excitement into high gear. There is so much to get done and consider before leaving for this trip, though. I found out that I'm going to have to sell my body to science or something to pay for all of this as I will be out about eleventy ba-Zillion dollars, but so it goes. Like my darling friend Jenn said, an experience like this is worth a little debt. (I may be paraphrasing there, but I'm sure the sentiment is correct.)

So, in conclusion, I am incredibly excited about this trip and as the days and weeks draw to a close and Scotland draws near, I'll probably be bursting at the seams. It may be best to keep a good five feet away at all times, really.

I love you like a fat kid loves cake. (and I DO love cake!)

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