My oldest left for Hong Kong on Monday. It was a 14 hour flight and I can only imagine flying half way around the world by yourself, not knowing anyone at the other end to spend a month, living and learning in another country. She is so brave and makes me so proud on a daily basis.
I'm loving her blog posts and laughing with her at her adventures already. She has really grown as a person from 2 years ago when she went to New York for an internship by herself where she stayed in her room and hid out most of the time. Of course, it was 4 degrees and snowing most of the time there, but she was pretty miserable. Last summer she spent a month touring Greece with a summer abroad program and learning about different authors and the rich history of the country. I think something has sparked in her to become a world traveler and to get out and see everything that is around her. She says she wants to go to Iceland and sleep in a glass igloo. She will probably do it too.