I’m leaving for the airport in a bit. From then on I may or may not have any opportunity to check in on tumblr or Twitter but I will definitely be contributing to the official expedition blog. Follow our journey there, at http://www.studentsonice.com/antarctic2011/daily.html.
I am so excited that the trip is starting - it came so quickly. The challenge will be to experience it fully so it doesn’t pass by so fast, although I know it will, so I’ll settle for making lots of good memories, taking many pictures and capturing as much as I can in my journal. What are you supposed to say before starting something that you know is going to be life-changing?
It’s been one incredible year, and I could not ask for a more amazing way to round the bend and kick off 2012 than to do it in Antarctica. Before I leave, I owe many thanks to many people: thank you Mom and Dad and Raiya. Thank you Kima - you are an amazing mentor and I’m so grateful for your support, technical know-how and brainstorms. Thank you Mrs. O’Neill and my teachers - you are wonderful. Thank you to all my friends: my school and Encounters With Canada and Symposium and TEDxKids@BC families - so much love to you guys. Thanks in advance to Students on Ice, for prepping me so well and for the amazing adventure to come. Thank you Roslyn Burn for this incredible opportunity. Thank you all so, so much for your support. I’m so grateful for all the love, help, encouragement and guidance I’ve received, and I couldn’t be doing any of this without you.
Happy holidays and wishing you a wonderful break and fantastic beginning to the New Year! To my Vancouver friends, I’ll see you in a couple weeks. To the others - I’ll get in touch when I get back!
Antarctica, I’m coming.
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- climateadaptation said: good luck! keep a good journal. :)
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