Friday, May 14, 2010

4,000,000 Tulips .... YES!

Hello Friends!

As of today, I only have 3 Saturdays left as a resident of Belgium. Just thinking of saying goodbye to my host family and friends makes me tear up, but for now, I am not going to think about it and just update on all the new things in my life:

My mom, sister, and godmother are now in Europe visiting me, and it has been WONDERFUL! We went to the open-air markets in Stockel and bought fresh flowers and delicious strawberries, walked around Brussels and got full from beer and waffles, and enjoyed the scenery in all the ridiculously green parks around Belgium.

Tomorrow, my sister and I are going to the Netherlands to see the Keukenhof Gardens to see over 4 million tulips in bloom. It is the most visited place in Europe and has attracted over 40 million visitors in 60 years. I am just counting down the minutes until I go CRAZY with my lovely Nikon!

Also, I was accepted to teach in South Korea, and could not be happier! It really is true that everything happens for a reason. I was planning on doing Teach for America if I was accepted, but now that this opportunity came along, I could not think of anything better! I get to continue to travel and live abroad, teach English, try a new profession, all while not having to buy anything (i.e. bed, car, etc.). I just get to show up in Asia with my 1 suitcase and backpack and gear up for a whole new adventure! YAY!!!

In regards to the USA: I am so extremely proud of all my friends!!!. My mom used to tell me that “birds of a feather flock together” – and that my friends are a huge representation of what I am. WELL THAT IS A HUGE COMPLIMENT! When I get updates from you, I am very pleased! With graduations approaching, new adventures planned, new classes beginning, new job opportunities, blooming internships, and happy relationships, I am just delighted for everyone!!! Its going to be supercalafragalisticexpelidicious to see everyone again!!!

Much love always~ Chrissy


  1. Such amazing photos!

    You're totally an inspiration girl, just think, because of you I'll be living and exploring Germany for a year.

    Love you!!

  2. Love the pics Sissy!! Tell Yup & the fam HI for me!! And Congrats on S. Korea, that is such an amazing opportunity!