The directions from the Semester at Sea website tell me to "Lay out everything that you think you need, put back half, and then pack what's left." Well that's really too difficult for me and I'm sure that the Semester at Sea folks wrote that suggestion thinking about people that pack WAY more than I do. So I'll be fine.
Anyways...just to let you know, the purpose of this blog is to follow my adventures as I spend 108 days sailing around the world. I use the word "sailing" very liberally here. I'll actually be on a cruise ship with 800 other students and faculty and staff to support us along the way. I *plan* on updating the blog daily. It will be very informal and then I'll send out more formal, weekly emails. I'll put the time that I would normally watch Grey's/Desperate Housewives/Gossip Girls into writing updates so I'm pretty sure that will work out.
So...great. That's the first blog entry. I leave Hanover at 3pm tomorrow. I'm about a quarter of the way packed and running out of room in my suitcases already. I've never actually in my entire life spent this long away from Hanover and I've only been to four foreign countries. So there will be many adventures to be had *down under*.