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You've Gotta Start Somewhere

Written on: Monday May 25th, 2009

A journal entry from: Oh, I am going to China

Bonjower or shall I say Ni hao! Shevaughn or Shevy here. Long story short I am going to Hong Kong. and China. I leave in one week, scratch that four days. I bought the ticket on a whim three weeks ago. Its funny that I never envisioned that I would go to such destinations on my first trip out of the country by myself, but then again many things I have envisioned haven't gone as planned and my life couldn't be better, so what the heck. I am going to attempt giving a try at this "blogging" thing once I fly off into the wide blue yonder, scratch that, grey smog. We shall see if I keep it updated though, I won't make any promises. Not sure about how much access I will have to the internet, and even more unsure about how much time I will spend when there will probably be so many other new things to do and experience.

Okay I am nervous. Nervous that y'all will be reading my writing that is! What I am not nervous about is the trip, I am excited beyond belief though.  I am impatient for the day to come and for me to find out what it is like to be in another country and experience a different culture.  This feeling will probably grow even more today when I purchase my backpack and start to fill 'er up. I am going to attempt to just bring that - a backpack, albeit a 50 L one. Can't predict how much I will return with though. What I am excited for is seeing my Uncle Tim and Aunt Simone along with my new cousin Georgina Elizabeth. It has been many years since I've seen Tim and Simone, I think I was 11 the last time? I am so happy to be seeing them again, and am very thankful that they have opened their home to me even with it being a hectic place with three-week old Georgie. Simone has been helping me get more of a travel plan and join a tour group so I don't get kidnapped by a kung-fu specialist to be their protege or anything. I was planning on just backpacking it and going from hostel to hostel and city to city like my Quebec Ontario extravaganza last year, maybe a bit to naive of me though to think that the same strategy would work in China.

I work doubles between jobs over the next few days, ain't no letting up for this woman! Will probably have a few other nights like this when I can't seem to really hit the pit. So will give more details on exactly where I am going then. Just want to give a shout out to another adventurous woman out there - my cousin Shauna who just happens to be gallavanting about Europe at the moment, in Prague right now if I do remember correctly. Hope you're having a blast! Later gators. haha I wonder if anyone will read this to the very end. xoxo

 

From Shauna on May 25th, 2009

Aw, shout outs! Have a blast, Shevaughn! I am in Vienna--totally your type of town. I can't wait to see you in July! xoxo

From Yvonne on May 26th, 2009

Take Care and have the time of your life!!!

From Heather on May 27th, 2009

You bet we will read it to the end! I hope you have the greatest adventure of your life. Take care and have a "Blast" XOXOXO

From Ramona on May 27th, 2009

Have a wonderful time. I will check you blog often for updates !!

From Darlene Campbell on May 27th, 2009

Are you kidding? Cant wait to hear more. Have an awesome, safe trip.

From Mom on May 27th, 2009

What an awesome adventure you'll have. We're all so excited for you!!