Blog Entries for the 'Getting Ready for Our Trip' Category

On Our Way To Russia

OK… post… no problem… alright I admit it I’m stuck on a plane on my way to Russia, no way out now. It’s cool though I’m not flippin’ out or anything… sort of.  There’s some sort of movie playing but it looks crappy, and it’s probably in another language. Yup, yup, yup I was so […]

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Welcome to Russia

After a 10 hour flight, a chaotic layover in the Ukraine, and another hour and a half flight, we finally made it to Moscow I’m confused as to what day and time it is.  I’m told it’s Tuesday, August 3rd and I just heard the church bells next to our hostel ring 10 times, so […]

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And So It Begins

My trip finally began!  I left my home, family, and friends behind Monday night to come stay with Teresa and her family and help get things moving.  Saying goodbye to everyone was incredibly hard.  I can’t believe how much I already miss everybody at home!  But it will get easier, and I’ll be back before […]

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Would you leave everything and travel around the world?

There are a lot of negatives – weather disasters, low food budget, leaving pets, family, friends, having no home, and my mom starting a non-profit in an economic crisis. There are probably some positives and I will probably look back and say I liked it – probably. Read more about what I think about this idea.

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Ready or Not, Here I Come

The excitement I feel about this trip is indescribable.  I still can’t quite grasp the fact that in only a few short months I will be picking up and leaving on a yearlong journey.  I can’t wait until I can start making a difference.  For me, the anticipation for this trip outweighs my fear of […]

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Why "Three Cups of Tea" can be dangerous! – by Bella

Persuasive Essay                 2/11/10 Three Cups of Tea Three Cups of Tea, a story told by a brave man. Usually I don’t enjoy stories that are nonfiction. This story was just the same. Sure it was touching, but sill. I couldn’t handle it, I felt as if it was pushing me towards my own adventure. Some […]

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The Unexpected

It’s been hard for me to think too much about the trip lately. If I think about it too much, I start to feel anxiety. Of course I’m excited for the trip, but an unforeseen occurrence is making it harder for me to accept that I’m leaving so soon. I never expected that I would […]

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Traveling far from home

Trips: for me, it all depends on how far I have to go away from home. One day our mom shouted “We’re going to Disney World!” Now you may say to yourself, ‘What kind of child wouldn’t want to go to Disney World?’ I’m right along with you, but now let’s put the whole ‘how […]

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Making Room in My Life for a New Adventure – not an easy thing to do

Leaving My Job It’s early January, and I’ve spent most of the last couple of weeks touching base with AIA donors and Trustees, letting them know I am leaving, but that I still care very much about the AIA and will do all I can to help it continue its success.  Someday, I would like […]

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Quest to Help Others and Learn About the World – the Adenture Begins

Leaving the Job I Love December 23, 2009.  Today I begin my blog.  Today is the day I told the President of the Board that I am leaving our organization.  I am the Executive Director of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Publisher of Archaeology magazine.  I tried to tell him once before, but […]

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