Being the beginning of the new year, it seemed like a great time to reveal a little bit of personal news. At the end of January, I'll be going abroad for a season. Doesn't it sound like I belong in a Edith Wharton novel or something?
Since my sister and ex-roommate Erin's big move, I have been a little displaced. All my stuff was packed and in storage at my parents' house. I too was at my parents' house living with my brother and his family while I figured out my next move (my brother has been house-sitting my parents' house in Salt Lake City while they're living in Hong Kong). 1 month turned into three, three turned into six...basically, I was paralyzed by choices.
See I've always had this dream about living abroad, and more specifically, London. I did a study abroad there while in college and felt connected to the city. A part of me didn't want to make a decision on my next step, cause that would mean giving up on my London dream. Then while visiting Erin for her birthday, and talking over her Birthday dinner, it all just clicked. No more excuses--I need to go to London.
So at the end of January, I'm leaving my job behind and going abroad. I will be in Hong Kong visiting my parents for the month of February and then from there heading straight to London for about 3 and a half months. No job. No friends. No place to stay...yet. Just me, my savings, and my book. Oh yeah, I'm going to write a book. I studied creative writing in college and I think it's time I finish my young adult novel.
I have a very open door policy when it comes to this trip. If at the end of this trip, I can't imagine being anywhere else, I will figure out a way to stay. Or in June, if I feel like I'm ready to come home or to try something completely different, that'll be fine too.
What does this mean for my blog? Well, it might evolve from being primarily about crafting and include a travel log. I hope that's okay.
Oh yeah, what about that pledge? Umm...I think my first new year's resolution is going to be to stop making promises in my blog.