…okay, yeah, I’m never saying ‘howdy’ again. I’m from Maryland, right next to D.C., so that’s not really our thing. Let me try that again.
Hi, all. I’m Izzy Friedland. I graduated just a few weeks ago, and couldn’t ask for a better experience to look forward to. I’ve been to other countries– Japan, China, and Israel– but never for as long or as intensely as I hope to with all of you. Many of you grew up with mountains in your backyards. I grew up with my perfectly level backyard seeming pretty mountainous. Trekking is going to be a new experience for me, and almost definitely the most foreboding, but it’s also the challenge I most look forward to overcoming.
Alternatively, I might just collapse mid-hike, which is another valid method of dealing with difficult situations.
I’m a big reader, which you could probably guess from the Kindle question. I also love telling stories, particularly through writing. Most of all, then, I’m excited to tell ours.
Looking forward to it, and also very scared but hey what else is new,