A Necessary Introduction.

I don’t like introductions. I don’t like talking about me, me me. I’m really not worth talking about. Alas, here I am practicing my writing through a new adventure – sharing my thoughts and lessons learned with you. I wish heartily that I already knew you, that we could jump into posting rambles and alluding to hilarious insiders – but every story has a beginning, and although it may not be the highlight, it is a very necessary element:

That is me in the midst of my favorite hobby: dreaming.
            My name is Susanna M. Olson*, and my parents biggest mistake was buying a beautiful world map and framing it smack dab in the middle of our living room. Throughout those oh so important shaping years of childhood I could not help but stare at that map every time I trotted down the stairs from my bedroom. Sometimes when there was nothing better to do I would close in on it and realize the depth of of my tininess as compared to the glorious globe. Somewhere between the wonder and disbelief in so big a world – I decided I would visit every continent, even antarctica, someday.
I do interestingly embarrassing things.

Here I am, a high school girl. I call myself an eccentric, but am more of the typical adolescent then I would care to admit. A girl who is excited about life and writing about it too. A girl who’s dreams of traveling that marvelous map, come second to my direction and ultimate goal: to be a normal Christian living life through, by, and in my wonderful God and bestest friend.
So this is me, a journey. If you care to join my on my path to gaining Christ and (hopefully) traveling the world at the same time I welcome you for the ride. I’ve never been outside of America,**  but  am known to grab random books about Mozambique or Tanzania and read them through in my spare time. I take every chance I can to meet people from different countries and learn some of their language. One of my favorite “Travel Training” experiences is choosing a country and spending at least two weeks studying it, and then cooking a four to five course meal filled with traditional foods cooked as traditionally as possible.***

My London Fund box

Even though I’ve dreamed so long ( and will continue to dream, don’t you worry about that) about traveling to foreign places someday. I realize that the most important journey, the longest one, the one full of the most cherishing memories and scariest adventures – has already started. That is the journey called life, and as a traveler in training I am learning to enjoy every moment of it.

So if you’d like to find out what life as a middle child in a homeschooling family of seven can be like,
read the ramblings of a teenage girl who likes to contemplate everything,
and watch how I train myself for my impending adventures abroad,
most of all if your curious to find out wether or not my dreams do come true – keep on reading.
And I’ll keep writing because this story is impending and of all the readers I find myself the most curious to find out how it ends…

Shall we pass the end of the sidewalk and venture into an unknown future?

* M could stand for mischief, or marvel, or Marieanne. I prefer not to reveal my middle name which I have kept since six grade as my very top secret identity.
** Okay, so I went to Canada when I was a baby. But that doesn’t count, because it was Canada, and I was a baby!

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

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