Saturday, May 14, 2011

pre-departure thoughts

I am leaving for Czech Republic tomorrow to do my summer internship in Prague! Unfortunately I didn't secure a place to live yet, so I will be staying in a hostel until I find my new home. This will be the first time in a long time that I live in a place where I do not speak the local language. It will be an interesting experience and I'm excited about it!

I love the prospect of living temporarily in a new city and having the opportunity to experience the local culture, or at least some aspect of it! I believe that things will fall into place like they always do and that I will have an enjoyable time like I always do!

I know I will feel lonely at times too, especially when a random thought/occurrence/thing reminds me of those I miss. Certain moments will make me wish they could be there, sharing the same present with me. Nostalgia will surge in me... I still feel like I left a chunk of my heart in Vancouver with someone...

But I am looking ahead, feeling generally quite optimistic. I am excited to discover/try new things (within limits, of course!), to meet other expats and the local Czechs, and to make some friends. I look forward to live, to learn, and to enjoy! It will be a good adventure!

Pictures taken at Monterey Bay, CA. 


  1. How wonderful to be in Prague. Awesome photos of the bay. Looking forward to photos from Prague.

  2. Thanks for your encouraging words, Lynne! I will keep updating this blog in Europe :)

  3. I am so excited for you Amy! I am sure that you will have an amazing time and wonderful experiences! Best of luck and success with everything! Take care and I look forward to updates :)

  4. Thanks Steffi!! :D You will surely find photo updates from me very soon!! Take care and keep in touch!