More on my resolution(s) later…
More on my resolution(s) later…
I’ve been taking a lot of pictures out of car windows lately. Is this any indication of the amount of traveling of done lately? (the answer is yes) This past week, my mom and I took another long drive south. We drove through the capitol on the way down.
I have to admit, I have a slight obsession with photographing city buildings. Maybe it’s because I don’t live in a city and they’re a new/different subject. Whatever it is, I love it.
Much of our journey, like the last, was through farmland and mountains. (the above picture is of a tiny airport… in the middle of nowhere.) Although the skies were gray, it was still breathtakingly gorgeous.
Appalachia, or much of it, is cattle country. We passed so many cattle farms on our way down.
One thing I love about the South is the network of railroads. This track ran along the route for much of the way, and on our return journey, we saw quite a few trains traveling it. When we weren’t looking at trains, we were busy getting lost.
Always, always remember to reverse your Mapquest directions before leaving. Try not to rely on the direction-ally-impaired blogger sitting next to you.
Not a good idea. In the least.
You know what? It’s good to be home. I love traveling (I hate long car road trips though. 12hr drives are not for me…). However, there comes a point when you need to get back to reality. This week, I’m home. I can attempt to catch up on schoolwork and go back to my job. Next week is Thanksgiving break, and I’m seriously looking forward to that. So much.
What are you doing over the holidays? I’d love to hear!
Day three of the trip south was spent sitting in on numerous college classes, pretending to be in college (very fun), and meeting up with my friend Kristin at the local aquarium. Because the final day consisted of driving, this is the last of the pictures from the Appalachian trip.
It was absolutely gorgeous there. There’s something breathtaking about being on top of a mountain at the height of autumn. The colors were so… so absolutely perfect. Even if I do not end up living there for college, I think I’ll always feel drawn to the magic of that place.
I learned quite a lot during this trip. I think over this week, going to college has become a reality in my own mind. I feel more resolved about my chosen career path (journalism). I continue to beg for God’s guidance on this journey. Visiting two colleges this past week made my decision much more difficult. I knew I’d come back loving one of them. However, I did not anticipate coming back loving… both of them.
Because my feelings on college are so split, I’m looking forward to getting back into the regular routine come Monday. I’m ecstatic to start in on school with renewed energy, and thrilled to go back to work. As much as I needed a break from them when I left… now I need their consistency. I need the structure of a routine to allow me to look sensibly at the challenges before me.
This upcoming week, I plan to turn in my final college application. Because of this past week, I’ve decided to cancel the other three applications I had planned on submitting because I know what the end choice will come to. As I finished writing this, I went over plans for this week in my head, and realized I’d forgotten about the scholarship competition on Friday. Oh… I guess my week isn’t as regular as I thought it would be.
Good night friends! I’m off to rest up for the week ahead.
Now that I’m here in the south, and have been since Monday, I keep catching myself speaking with a light southern accent. Maybe it’s because I’ve let my initial nervousness drop and feel so comfortable here. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the amazing people I’ve met here. Yesterday was jam packed, but one of the highlights (one of many) was going to a volleyball game with some college girls. One of the great things about going on so many road trips after getting my new camera is the amount of different photography opportunities I’ve been gifted with. This is my first time capturing a sports event, and I hope it will not be my last. There was something incredibly exciting about rooting for a team with a couple hundred other people, and capturing those amazing moments in the game. (for more pictures, as always, go to my Flickr page)
I took over a thousand pictures today. I was able to meet a friend from my online school, and we took loads of photos together. (She is also a photography geek. We had loads of fun.) So needless to say, more photos coming soon…