Friday, September 2, 2011

Adventures

"Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!"
— Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, via Jessica Shae (in fact, all these are!)

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"The big question is wether you're going to say a hearty 'yes' to your adventure."
-- J. Campell

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"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."
-- Helen Keller

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"...You're off to great places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So... get on your way!"
-- Dr. Suess, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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After traveling for 18 hours, being in five airports, and flying on four planes, my Mom and I and our five pieces of luggage are finally here.
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In one piece.
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(yeah, those four planes weren't our idea, either... neither was sitting on the tarmac in various planes for a total of about 3 1/2 hours. or missing our connection. yeahhhh...)

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I swapped country dust for beach sand. Creeks and lakes for saltwater. My denim jeans for my skirts.
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Believe it or not, I am now a college student!!

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I'm clear on the other side of the country from my home, and in just a few days I'm going to be starting classes and settling into a totally new routine.

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It's hard for me to believe I'm actually here.
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I keep saying to my Mom, "I can't believe it's really happening!!"

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But it IS!!

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I know that the time is going to fly.
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That it's going to be awesome and fabulous and special... and there's going to be tears, sweat, and blood - and plenty of chocolate!!

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Dorm rooms, classes, friends, late nights, vacations, summers at home...

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school years here in Florida.

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I'm SUPER excited for this phase in my life!!

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I don't know what college life is going to be like.
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Noooo... scratch that. I have NO IDEA what college life is going to be like!! I think that being homeschooled will make it tough, because I've never been in the classroom setting before... well, before that SAT!! But it'll also have helped me - learning how to teach myself, research by myself, complete projects by myself.

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But I am definitely going to miss my family. I don't *quite* know what I'm going to do when my parents leave...
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but I guess I'll figure it out!

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I know God'll be right here with me the whole time. That He cares.
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Isn't that just simply amazing?

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So this is my goodbye... my so-long-for-now post.
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I won't be posting during the school year... I don't think. I thought it best to give ya'll warning!! I want to thank ya'll for being such awesome followers, commenters, watchers. It's been super fun sharing my life with ya'll - and I hope to be able to continue to do so during my vacations!!
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So thank you.
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Verrrrrrry much.
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Ya'll have been awesome!
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And yes, I have been down south for exactly 25 hours and I'm already back to saying ya'll. Washington wasn't good for my accent.
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Much love!!
Hannah

32 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you! Welcome to Florida!

    Might I ask which college you will be attending?

    ...Oh, and being a homeschoooled student going to college is actually very fun...I am still a senior in highschool, but have been dual enrolling at our local college, and it is a very different experience, but not too hard in comparison. You will have a lot of fun mingled with hard work and some "stress." I mean, we are females! :P

    So long for now...see you on the other side of this new adventure

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  2. So excited for you! And will totally miss your posts + photos. :( Can't wait to hear about your college adventures come vacation time! :)

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  3. I think I might cry! LOL. Just kidding! Well. Kind of :) Have fun and learn alot. I already miss you!

    -Anna Rose

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  4. so excited for you! you'll do fine, and before you know it, you'll forget about the first couple weeks! good luck! and enjoy that beach for me please :)

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  5. YAYYY! I hope to see you some weekend when we're down there - it's gorgeous, swimmable weather until at least the first week of October. :) Also, can I be whiny about one of my pet peeves? the apostrophe goes before the "all", since it's a contraction for "you all;" ergo, y'all! *ahem* sorry... :)
    (also, another pet peeve - you better say it New Orlins, not New Or-leans! Otherwise we'll ALL know where you're from! ;)

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  6. Well, sorry, my dear!!! I was using a different Internet browser... guess those inventor folks who invented the auto-correct weren't from down south, haha!! I can't fix it from my phone, sooooo...

    And yes, I DO know how to prounounce "Nawlins." and I also know my states... "Loosiana." See?!?

    And do come visit!! Just let me know so I can make arrangement for my pass. :):):):)

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  7. e n j o y your time! we'll miss you LOADS. Will you photograph during your time there?!

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  8. Ahh, I started college courses, too! Like you, it's my first time in a classroom setting...exciting and a little scary! ;) Congrats on getting to Florida, and have a blessed year! I'm really gonna miss your posts + photos! <3, M

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  9. Have a wonderful year! I'm going to miss your posts sooo much, but I completely understand, as I'm pretty sure I'd be doing the same. :) Keep pressing on & have a wonderful year.

    Blessings!!
    With Joy in Christ,
    Elizabeth
    P.S. Lovely photography~the self portrait and beach shots are especially beautiful. =)

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  10. Oh...I'll miss you so much. So much. Yours was the first photography blog I followed...way back when:)
    Good luck. College is only four years away from me, and I get scared thinking about it!:) I am too home schooled, and wonder what it is going to be like. But I do know that I am going to college on the East coast- swap the flat lands of Illinois for the beach. Yeah. (Just kidding, I'll see where the LORD leads.)
    Will miss you sooo much.
    God bless you and protect you!

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  11. I'm going to miss you in the blogosphere greatly my Hann Girl! It ALWAYS makes me smile and brightens my day when I see a Farmgirl in Flipflops post pop up in my Feed reader! SO excited about this new adventure though!

    Love you bunches! Praying for you too...you are going to do GREAT!!!

    ♥ME

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  12. Good luck! I hope that your first classroom experience goes well. :) I would take sandy beaches any day. :)

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  13. wow, what an adventure!! welcome to the East Coast. :)

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  14. So exciting, Hannah, especially since you're in my state now! What college will you be attending? I'll miss your beautiful photos and posts. Wishing you many blessings as you begin this wonderful (yet challenging!) new season in your life :)

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  15. College doesn't leave much time for blogging sadly! I'll miss your posts and beautiful photographs, keep taking them because I'll want to see them come vacation time! haha. :) I hope your college experience is fabulous! <3

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  16. Goodbye for now Hannah! I'm sad that you won't be posting...but super excited for you as you start this new phase in your life! Congrats! And don't forget about us :-)

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  17. Welcome to the college experience. I will be praying for you. You will do great.

    Psalms 27:1 "The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?"

    David (DJ)

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  18. Thanks, everybody!!! It's been pretty awesome so far!!!

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  19. That's so exciting! I'll miss your posts! I remember how excited when I found you on flickr ... a homeschooled girl who loved photography and the Lord ... I'll be prayin' for you! Take lots of pics to share when you are on break!! :)

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  20. I'm excited and pleased with this new step of advanced education. To God be the glory. Especially this week you will be in my daily prayers. Mrs. Girardin

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  21. Han! What an exciting experience for you! It's going to be an adventure :) And I know coming from the homeschool side may feel harder, the road of this adventure is untouched...But trust in the skills you learned from being homeschooled. It will get you far! And I can't wait for where this adventure will take you! :)

    Andddd yay, you're on the East Coast now... I'm seeing a visit in the future? Yes? ;) Email me your information and we can keep in touch! <3

    Love and prayers,

    Emily

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  22. Thank sooooooooooooo much y'all!! God has definitely been listening to y'all!!!!

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  23. this is such a cool and exciting post!!! You ARE off to great and exciting places!!! Enjoy every moment of it! ♥ ♥ ♥

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  24. Just randomly found your blog. FL is so beautiful.
    Cute quotes! I actually saw a similar blog post on Jessica Shae's blog http://www.jessicashaeblog.com/2011/09/summertime-is-for-dallas-tx-engagement.html. She's one of the best! The two of you seem to have similar styles. You should check her out.

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  25. Haha... actually, Whitney, I do know Jessica!! I was one of her interns this spring, and my, is she ever awesome!!!!!! I really loooooove her style, so I think it's great that ours are similar!! :):):):)

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  26. Yay for college! You are going to have so much fun! I was homeschooled all 12 grades and I had such a great college experience. Good luck girlie!

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  27. Hannah dearest!

    I am so excited for your new adventure at PCC! I hope and pray that JESUS will fill your time there with his power and love. May he be your true source of strength, joy, and peace!

    BTW, my older brother, John, is a senior at PCC right now. I will most likely flying down from Chicago to PCC next May (2012) for his graduation. I hope to see ya then! :)

    Blessings and hugs,

    Hannah Loo

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  28. Oh, that would be awesome, Hannah!! Definitely come see me. :):) and that's so cool that he's graduating!! He's one of the "big kids" around here, then!! haha!

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  29. I have just started college too! :) And welcome to the Sunshine State! have a great school year!

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  30. it took you 25 hours to say y'all?! I've been saying it since I was born and haven't stopped!! ha! ;-p

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heyyyy... thanks for stopping by!!