Thursday, July 31, 2008

Time to join the blog world!

So I've been toying with the idea of blogging for a while now. I have several friends who blog, but never considered myself much of a writer. However, a request has recently been made that I blog in order to keep my family updated on my life, especially as I take on my year as an intern. So here goes nothing... I hope I'm able to write posts that are at least somewhat interesting!

I chose this title for my blog because I consider myself to be a 'burgh girl, as my family hails from the Pittsburgh area, and I've spent most of my life in western Pennsylvania. I cherish my roots in that area, and love visiting my hometown, but I'm so grateful I've had the opportunity to expand my PA horizons and live in Philadelphia for the past two years. I never thought I would say it, but I love living in the city! Western and eastern PA are truly different worlds, but I'm glad I've been able to experience the best of both of them. (Sidenote: I realized after I chose this title that - minus the PA part - it's the title of the Hannah Montana theme song. This slightly disgusted me, but because there is someone close to me who has an affinity for Miley Cyrus, I'm going to stick with it and hope people can forgive the similarity.)

As I write this, I'm watching an episode of Gilmore Girls (my all-time favorite tv show... I'm sure there will be more posts to come about this) and staring with disgust at a pile of boxes, most of which are full, some of which are empty and waiting to be filled. In case you couldn't guess, I will be moving soon. In two weeks, actually. And instead of waiting to pack in a panic at the last minute, I decided to get an early start so I can do a little at a time. It's less tiring this way, but it also means that I will be living surrounded by boxes for the next few weeks. A fact that makes me a little crazy, but that I will deal with. I will also feel better once I get my apartment situation under control, which I won't get into right now, but will hopefully be coming together in the next few days. I'm actually really looking forward to starting my internship at a congregation in New Jersey, but I will be able to be more excited about it when I'm no longer in moving-limbo.