Saturday, November 5

Unofficially Official News

Now that I am financially committed...I feel like it's time to share a bit of news with you that I've been working on for a few weeks. A few weeks ago, on a particularly not so good morning, I made myself stop feeling pathetic and got on my computer and googled "travel". That's all. The first picture that came up, remarkably, was a picture from Bali, Indonesia. I laughed. Shut my computer. And dragged myself to organic chemistry. Ironically, Bali is the one place I can say I've traveled internationally aside from my volunteer trip to Mexico to save sea turtles. In the middle of yet another pathetically horrendous waste of my time lecture, my friend nudged me and pointed to a page of the school newspaper advertising study abroad programs seeking interested students. At the bottom half...long and behold... was an ad for a study abroad summer program in none other than Bali. Seriously. I practically tore the newspaper out of her hands. I don't know if I necessarily believe in fate...but really? That was pretty close. After some deliberation and a run to the bank to collect a lot of twenty dollar bills in cash, I committed myself to the reservation list with said friend from organic chemistry. If it were a facebook relationship, we wouldn't be official, but it's pretty close to being an affirmative yes that I'm going provided I apply for some scholarships and work my tail off all of winter break to scrounge up the money. But as of right now, I'm signed up and I'm attending meetings and organizing myself to spend one month in Indonesia. And I'm willing to do anything it takes to get myself to Asia.

I'm going to Bali kids!
* bali *
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22 comments:

Abbey said...

ahh yay! That's so exciting! I'm incredibly jealous. It will be AMAZING!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

YAY! I'm so happy for you!

Paula said...

congrats!! the hardest part is usually to make up your mind and actually decide to do it. it will be an amazing experience, good luck :)

kylee said...

ahhh congrats! i am dyyying to do a study abroad. europe is my dream destination. actually i am just dying to travel. period. keep us posted!

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

This is so exciting! :)
I may be studying in Quebec this summer. I hope this works out for you!

Ellie said...

That's so exciting! I'm planning to travel this summer too, although my plans are nowhere near being official or complete yet! Good luck! :)

mindianna said...

Oh man that's awesome! I wish I had taken advantage of an opportunity like that when I was in school-go for it!!!

SomeoneLikeYou said...

So,so exciting!

Man of man am I happy for you to have this opportunity! xx

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

omg thats so exciting im jealous!!!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Hannah said...

WOOHOO!! That is fantastic!

elanor, said...

how absolutely thrilling, maggie! i'm so excited for you! when i'm in college, i really want to take advantage of the study abroad options. xx <3

Dreamy Princess said...

How nice! Enjoy your trip, dear!((:

Cheers,
Dreamy Princess

Emma said...

woohoo!! id love to go to bali, so many people lately have been tlking about it and im getting the itch to travel. it will be amazing im sure xo

Jasmine, Transient Withdrawal said...

How wonderful and amazing and life-changing! I'm so so so happy for you Maggie! <3 (and jealous!)

Dorien said...

Oh that's so wonderful for you girl! I'm sure you'll have the time of your life there!

♥Abby said...

Wow, that's awesome! I've always wanted to do something like that.
I really hope you get to go!
Hope you had a great weekend :)

♥Abby

Mri said...

OH MY GOD ! I so wish I could go there !
You are so lucky...
Have a great time <3

xx, Mri
http://daydreamdoodle.blogspot.com

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

This is AMAZING Maggie! I'm so thrilled for you! I'm sure you'll have the best time! :D

Jamie Rose said...

Yay! That's so awesome. I wish I'd have done a study abroad. Now I think I'm out of time haha. I hope you get to go!

hellolyndsey said...

OH. MY. GOD!!!!!! AMAZING-NESS!!! that is totally fate!!
xox
lyndsey of hellolyndsey

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic said...

seriously. it sounds amazing. congrats.

dusanabotswana said...

ah i am so so so excited for you!! We have an exchange student from Indonesia living with us right now so I've become especially interested in going there lately, so just a tad jealous as well.

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