First, let me start off my introducing myself a little. My name is Caitlin Hartley, and I am a senior in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. I love my school more than anything, and I’m profusely proud to be a Gator. I am minoring in French language, and have been taking French since middle school, which brings me to wear I will be traveling this summer.
On May 28 I will set out for Paris, France. This will be my first time leaving America (unless you count going to Canada for a few days once when I was very young, which I don’t). I am so immensely excited, I just might explode with happiness. It has always been a dream of mine to travel, and Paris has always been the No. 1 desitination on my list.
My older sister of two years, Mya, was lucky enough to experience Europe when she was a senior in high school. Her senior trip was spent in Englad and France, and she came back with so many great memories. I was so excited to have that same experience…I just needed to wait two years, and then I would be walking the streets of grand ole Par-ee! However, as soon as my sister graduated, my father got a new job, which meant moving to a new school, and no senior trip to Europe for me. Well, now instead of being a senior in high school, I’m now a senior in college, and instead of two weeks, I get 6!
I’ve never wanted something more, and I am so happy that my dream is finally coming true. I’ve got to say, while I’m overly excited for this trip of a lifetime, I would be lying to you if I wasn’t a littler nervous. This trip will be a lot of firsts for me. First time on a plane by myself, first time out of America, and the first time living with someone other than friends or family. However, I have emailed my host mother, and she seems very nice, and I’m very excited to meet her! I’m hoping to gain a lot of independence out of this trip. I’m hoping to grow as a person, as corny as that may sound! So, join me on my trip to the City of Lights! I will be writing as often as I can to let you know about my new experiences on this amazing adventure!
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<div><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">My name is Caitlin, and I'm 20 years old, but I will turn 21 this June (when I'll be in Paris)! I'm super stoked about my trip this summer. I'm a journalism major at the University of Florida and I'm attaining my minor in French Language. I am hoping this trip will really advance my growth in the speaking aspect of the language. I love love love sports. I grew up going to football games with my family. Go Gators! This will be my first trip out of the U.S., but I've never been so excited for something in my entire life. I love writing and eating, and I know this will be a great opportunity for me. I hope you will enjoy my blog!</span></div>