You can get what you want or you can just get old." - Billy Joel
I love being young and selfish with my time and I think that's a-ok. I'm not very good at the selfish part, but I'm trying to put myself first because now more than ever is the time to do that!
Billy Joel's 'Vienna' has been my power anthem all semester for such inspiring lyrics and I'm really, REALLY trying to enjoy the ride, Billy, thanks for the reminder.
This month I'll be spending Christmastime in one of the most magical places for winter ever, Vienna, Austria! After that we'll be traveling to Prague in the Czech Republic, then a pitstop in Istanbul before going to Bahrain where I'll relax by the beach for most of January before coming back in time for the spring semester.
I'll be writing every day in Europe, and keeping up-to-date on cultural events of note while in Bahrain. My family live there, and I had lived there for three-and-a-half years in high school; but I might tourist-it-up a bit for the sake of interesting journalism!
I'm so fortunate to be able to cross such things off my bucket list, and I can't wait to experience these new places this Christmas, while spending rare time with my family! Therapuetic reading by the pool on the beach, dinner and drinks at the British Club or Crown Plaza, parties with friends and catching up with an island of wonderfully diverse expatriats... I really can't wait to "hang up the phone and get away for a while".