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I'm Only 24


Friday, Mar 9, 2007 from Plano, Texas

At only 24 years old sometimes I feel too young to be on a trip like this, but I know that the timing is right. Everyday there are great people I’m corresponding with across the country, from state senators, business owners, distinguished professors and executives, and city mayors. There is all this information I’m trying to absorb that comes at me faster than anyone could absorb. I suppose sometimes I still feel young and naive.
I’ve never had a real job, I’m only a year out of college, I don’t have a family of my own, I’m just a kid who hasn’t seen too much of life yet. Sometimes I wonder if it makes it hard for me to understand the lives of people I live with in this fantastic year.

On the other hand, while I may not know much about ethnography, the true experience of the trip is that itself, the experience. With a young open mind I am out exploring the country to learn. I don’t have much to say out here on the road, mostly I just listen and observe. What en education.

For something of this scale I’m in awe. I can’t believe that at 24 years old I get to experience the country through the eyes of citizens in all 50 states. By years end I’ll have stayed with over 100 different host families. That’s a small number compared to most numbers we hear about on the news. But to me and in this instance it is an enormous number. Cool Bugsy, cool.

I am creating a very deep connection with this country I call home. It’s a connection that many people take a lifetime to achieve. I’m seeing the fabrics that make up the United States.



Blog Date Posted: Mar 9, 2007 | 293 words | comments 1 Comments
Comment by Barb and Lowell
From L'Anse across the Bay, MI

Keep on a going Bugsy! You are not only doing this for yourself but America, your home and ours. Blessings for another special day.