Here I am, finally forced into writing my first blog post because it's only 18:17 in California. I flew back to Worthing, England on Tuesday, and the post flight exhaustion has now worn off, leaving me wide eyed and frustrated because I forgot that the jet lag doesn't really set in until night 3. I also had tea (I normally drink decaf. oops.) at a friends house, which is being thoroughly regretted at this present moment.
This whole scenario is somewhat worsened by the daunting knowledge in the back of my head that my passport is being collected tomorrow for a renewal, and I just know the guy is going to come get it at 8am...
However, keeping on the sunny side, my options right now are to either stay in bed and get angry at how stupid the tea thing was, or get this (I'm sure the first post is always the hardest) out of the way!
I hope that this blog will make itself into something over a matter of time. Right now I really don't know what the best way to go about it is, but until its purpose is clear, I will be posting about my travel adventures (I suppose sitting in my pjs dreading the passport man and my endless packing/organising is a pretty relevant place to start), art endeavours, and probably the uncovering of this part of God's plan for my life.
As afore mentioned, I have just come back from California. I was there for about 6 weeks, as that is where the rest of my family hail from. It was a totally blessed time, laced with a lot of old friends, surfing with my dad, and even a route 66 road trip in a convertible Camero! (Gift from my Grandfather and God. Quite another story).
My parents are back in the states this summer to say hello to our folks. While they gallivant around in the Golden State for another month, however, I will be heading off on a new and entirely separate adventure to Norway.
I am going to be studying Outdoor Media Production and Textiles for Outdoor Activities at Volda University College. I've heard mixed reviews as to the size and infrastructure of the city, ranging from "small fishing village, the biggest thing is the University" to "It has an Airport, big Hospital and a Mall, it can't be that small!", so I will have to give you the low down on where it ranks from "sleepy" to "metropolis" once I arrive.
Once I arrive, being the key phrase here. I would consider myself pretty travel savvy, having been brought up with airports as common scenery...but this trip will include a train, three planes, (and a 5 hour layover) and then hopefully someone to pick me up at the other end. Pretty impressive, since Norway isn't even that far! I'm sure my "well, I'll get there eventually!" mentality will prevail and keep me out of the panic zone long enough to find my respective planes though.
I desperately want to add photos to this post...I feel as though my first one should at least TRY and look good! I was going to, but I cannot find the hard drive containing them amongst the desperate "trying to sort myself out between long trips" wreckage, but I'm sure most of the would have looked slightly wonky and not-edited any way. I am just embarking on becoming a Mac user, (a friend's old MacBook Pro which was heaven sent as my windows laptop decided to decay into an endless cycle of *on* *logo* *off* *repeat*.), and adobe has yet to approve that I am in fact a student before they let me buy Cs6.
I suppose that's about all...I'm going to figure out how to add the photos and then wander around the house for a bit before I try sleeping again.
I can't promise the next post will be about anything specific, but I will promise to consider it!
I hereby commit this post and it's immaculate structure to all those also suffering from jet lag.
Maria Kay x
Traveling soon-to-be art graduate, taking first steps in the professional world? Help appreciated...