I’ve racked my brain for the past month attempting to write the perfect first post, but I’ve struggled. Usually, I’m not at a loss for words. I think it might have to do with the fact that I am so genuinely ecstatic to share this journey with others that I don’t want to turn anyone off by the first post not being exactly the way I want it to be.
You see, I am a perfectionist. My parents still tell the story of me doing my homework in elementary school and not liking how I wrote certain letters. I would erase and re-write the letter until it was to my liking. I’m much better now, but those perfectionist characteristics still shine through, particularly when I am working on something I care so much about.
That’s when the light bulb went off. The writer’s block I thought I had was not actually writer’s block after all. It was me wanting to introduce myself as me, as the girl about to embark on a very exciting chapter in her life. I always want to write so that my personality shines through. I want to share stories about my life straight from the heart. I want you to feel like you’re right there with me. To me, those are always the tales that keep my attention the most.
So, what has brought me to begin this blog? I’ll be moving to England come September to actually (finally!) live in the same place as the guy I am dating and to begin graduate school! Although I won’t be able to share my adventures as an American living abroad as they are actually happening until then, I do have much to tell from the five weeks I spent in the UK at the beginning of this summer. So, for the time being, I’ll be writing about that along with all of the other fun stuff that goes with preparing for a move across an ocean. There might even be some guest appearances from the Brit as it’s rumored he has some visits planned before my departure!
I hope you’ll keep reading! No one around this blog believes in boredom, so be prepared! 🙂