Friday, September 8, 2006

Reflecting and Wishing...

So it's been a while since I've posted anything, let alone a personal post, so I thought now's as good a time as any.

I've been perusing pictures of my brother and his friends who are studying abroad in Austria and it reminds me of my own semester there, way back in the fall of 2000. Seems like just yesterday I was tramping through the hills, getting lost on the trains, exploring all through the town, staying out late drinking amazing European beers, and basically just enjoying the laid back lifestyle that is Europe. I would love to be there again, but alas, job, wife, work, and all the other responsibilities keep me grounded here for now.
My word of advice for all those sowing their oats in the bliss of youth, beer and new cultures...enjoy it now, it's the best of times and the best of semesters. Take away from it everything that you possibly can and chalk it all up to the experience of your new surroundings. Live each day to the very fullest because it goes by so fast and you'll look back and say, "where did the time go?" Enjoy the moment and take lots of pictures!