Thursday, August 13, 2009

The start of an Adventure!

Wow. I leave for Europe in four days. I know this is going to be the best and most efficient way to keep everyone posted so I hope everyone enjoys reading my updates! I will try my hardest to keep this up to date with my upcoming adventures and experiences.

For those that don't know, I am spending two weeks traveling through Greece with my sister and then spending a little over four months studying at the American University of Rome in well..Rome of course!

My sister and I fly out of Denver Sunday morning and fly into Athens. We will be spending 3 days in Athens and then flying to Santorini. We are spending four days there and then ferrying over to Naxos and spending two days at this island (apparently this island is known for it's homosexuality so I was warned that I may be hit on by many women!). After Naxos we are going to Mycanos and spending a few days there after which we will fly to Athens and then to Rome! My sister will leave Rome on August 30th and I start my program on September 1st!

Thankfully, my best friend Emily is doing the same program as I am and we are living together in a student apartment with 4 other girls (1 from DU, 2 from the University of New Jersey and 1 from Seton Hall). I am taking four classes at AUR (American University of Rome); Italian, Archeology of Rome, Renaissance and Baroque , and Italian Sketchbook.

I know I am about to embark on a huge adventure. Every day I have moments where I am so scared I could throw up. Then I am moments of complete excitement where I wish I were just there now! This summer, God has taught me a lot. I know He has huge plans for me for my time abroad. And I look forward to Him meeting me in Rome, romancing me, and showing me His ultimate grace and love.

As for ya'll, keep in touch! I'll post my address soon. Facebook me, email me, post comments here. I'll periodically post prayer requests. For starters, you could pray for protection while I am abroad. Pray that my heart is completely open to God and pray that I embrace every new experience that is given to me. I know I'm going to miss people a lot so pray that I am comforted in my fears, apprehensions, and longing for people.

That's all for now!

Talk to ya'll soon



  1. Kristen, Have a wonderful time traveling with Rebecca. May your time in Rome enrich your life.

    Peace & Love,
    Uncle Mark

  2. I hope you're having such a beautiful time :) I know you're going to have so many amazing adventures. I can't wait to hear all about them :)

    Love 'n Hugs,