- Firstly, it is to keep in touch with family and friends in the USA and elsewhere around the world. As most of you who will be reading this probably already know, I moved to Johannesburg in the beginning of January 2010 and I hope that this blog will better enable me to keep in contact with everyone back in the good ol' US of A.
- Secondly, I am using this blog as a way to keep track of my 50 things for 2011 list. It is a list that I hope will motivate me to actually get out there and accomplish certain activities or goals that I thought about all of 2010, but never actually got around to doing. Now that I have been living in Johannesburg for over a year I figure that it is about time that I start pushing myself harder to meet new people, participate in more activities, commit to volunteering on a more regular basis and set aside more "me-time" to recharge my batteries and collect my thoughts.
- Lastly, this blog is a way for me to document my day to day thoughts, experiences, successes, frustrations.... you get the idea. I somehow recently came across my previous blog which I kept during 2006 when I studied abroad on Semester at Sea and it brought back so many good memories and reminded me about a lot of experiences that I had forgotten all about. In fact that's what really motivated me to "re-join" the blogging community.
26 January 2011
And So It Begins...
Considering that this is my first post, I should probably explain a little about myself and why I am keeping this blog.