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.
  • 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.
That being said, I think I will keep this post short and sweet.  I am excited to start this whole thing and hope that whoever is reading this will also enjoy reading about my not always so ordinary life here in the Rainbow Nation.


  1. I love your 50 things for 2011. Way to set your goals in print. I look forward to reading your adventures.

  2. yay! so glad you found my blog. i want to come visit SA so badly (a little taste of the west? i'll take it!)! zambezi air has a deal for one way tickets from Lusaka for $109 right now... just not sure if/when we'd come!

    i look forward to following your adventures.

  3. Hi Katy,

    You should definitely visit SA!, I think you guys would both really enjoy it, Cape Town is divine and the game parks are also awesome... although Chobe is my favourite! I have also been to Zambia and would like to go back since we basically just drove straight through the country on the way to Malawi, I'm sure there is a lot to see.

    Hope you guys aren't drowing in rain up there like we are!

  4. Hi Jenna,

    I have a plan for doing number 11 - visit other country. What about going to Lesotho sometime? I already mentioned it to Jurgen.


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