Less than a month left!

Hello everyone!

I now have less than 30 days in the country I was born and raised in.

That sounds rather ominous, as if I am being evicted from my home, unwillingly and unhappily. Fortunately for me, that is NOT the case! I am more excited than ever. The initial nervousness is beginning to return in waves, too. Occasionally it will knock me over, and for a short moment I will ask myself how I got here, in the midst of this craziness. But then, I remember it’s a crazy adventure, and wave subsides to a gentle swell. It ends as quickly as it begins.

Besides those momentary clips of fear, I am ridiculously excited.

One of my summer reading books was The Alchemist. Before beginning the novel, I was prepared for a long, tedious haul, similar to all the other summer reading books prescribed to me throughout my education thus far. I was very pleasantly surprised. It was an inspiring story of chasing your dream, or Personal Legend. It spoke to me especially because of the journey I am about to embark upon. The story’s protagonist is a Spaniard shepherd who has a dream one night, foretelling of his treasure at the Pyramids of Egypt. An incognito king spurs him to follow his dream. He meets many people along the way, one of them an alchemist who teaches him the ways of the world.

The book made my upcoming experience feel so right. I was reassured that is year abroad could be the beginning of my Personal Legend (lingo for destiny or dream). I believe I am beginning a journey that will teach me some of life’s lessons, and maybe it too will make for a beautiful story.

With love,

Bailey :)


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jai
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 01:17:38

    Cool post, Hotlanta! I’ve read the Alchemist, too and it’s an awesome book!
    See you in 4 weeks :)


    • Bailey Palmer
      Aug 05, 2011 @ 02:05:41

      Hey! It is a great book. I went to try to find some reviews for it, and surprisingly, many people hated it! They complained that it was too simple, and lacking depth. Simplicity is beautiful, in my opinion!
      Can’t wait to see ya!


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