I guess I should start out by saying I am new to this whole blogging thing, but am very excited to get one started (and hopefully keep up with it) because blogging has always been an interest of mine. However, I usually spend my time catching up on other people’s lives through their blogs, instead of blogging about my own. The time has arrived to pursue this interest, as I will be traveling in Costa Rica for the next four months (starting September 1, 2013). I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am for this opportunity. I have to thank my family, first and foremost, for their love and support over the years. Without them, this opportunity would simply be a dream, not real life. I am going to try my best to update my blog on a daily…maybe weekly basis…but I hope I am able to send my experience home through pictures and words through this blog.