Sunday, August 17, 2014

Aug. 10-17. First Week Home

It is pleasant and relaxing to finally be home in Michigan after four weeks in Sri Lanka. It is also strange to be home. It is not as easy of a transition as I thought it would be. Home is not different. I am different.

I became home sick very fast, while I was away from family, friend, and the best cat in the whole world (lol. My tiny homage to a character). But there were many more weeks to go and I had many more experiences and bugs waiting for me.

I struggled with a lot but luckily I had my compainion to help me through each day of the trip.

Being home is easy and safe,but it feels a little odd. I miss the crazy adventure. I miss teaching. I miss the purpose. I miss the intensity of each day. I miss much more than I thought I would. 

All of that aside, I am very happy to be with my familiy, friend, and the best cat in the whole world. 

My first adventure has enlightened me to many things. I feel open. Like opening my arms to embrace the world, to embrace something much bigger than myself.
Not quite flying yet, but gettting there. Hopefully.

Readers, you may wonder why I continue to write about my adventure. Well, I continue because my experiences will affect my stories. I am very happy about that fact. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Adventures in Sri Lanka July-August

Hello Readers!

My journey aboad is coming to an end. I have had many new and unbelievable experiences. I have tasted new, interesting, and crazy foods. And very spicy foods! 

I traveled to the remains of an ancient palace on a gigantic rock called Sigiriya. I went to the elephant orphanage. I swam in the Indian Ocean. I went to the tippy top of a spire called Ambuluwawa. (Will post pictures laters).

As I mentioned before, there have been ups and some downs along my journey. Still, I am happy that I am on this adventure for a few reasons. 

This is my first time away from home, my first jouney and adventure. I am learning new things and trying new things. It is not easy leaving the comfort, reliability, and sancuary of home and venturing out into an unknown far away land. This adventure/lesson is a good thing for me and for my writing. Sri Lanka, its beauty, and the diffuculties that come along with taking a chance have inspired me. 

Unfortunately, I wasnt able to bring any of my stories with me so I'll have to wait until Ii get back home before working on and concluding some stories.

I have been very busy visiting with many nice people and helping teach art classes here in Sri Lanka.

Well, I have to get going. I have one final class in the morning.

 Bye for now.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Trip Abroad: July 10- August 10

Hello Readers!

I am currently out of the counrty. I am on an adventure in the beuatiful teardrop shaped country Sri Lanka. It is a fun and diffuclt adventure. The weather is alway wonderful even when it is a rainy, hot, or cold. Here in the city of Gampola it is pretty much perfect. Its the perefct amount of warmth, or nice and a little rainy, or nice and a little hot, or nice and a little cool. 

Sri Lanka is an island located near the bottom of India. According to legend, Sri Lanka is where Adam and Eve resided after being banished from the Garden of Eden. There is a place here called Adams Peak where there is a gaint imprint in the earth of what looks like a foot. I have not visited this place. Its a really long walk to get there. 

I have been to some other really exciting places, which i will have to talk about in later on.

I've been pretty busy almost all of my time here. 

I'll write more when I have the opportunity.