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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I appreciate the comments on yesterday's blog with the top 10 list. I think I'm going to make that a daily thing for awhile. I wrote in my paper journal on the way home from work today. My writing was a little shaky as the train bounced along, but the half-hour commute is often a good time for me to do a little writing and reflecting. Or snoozing, but today I wrote.
Have I shared here yet that I'm going to be accompanied by a 14-year-old friend when I travel from Germany to the States this summer? It was her family's idea to send her along with me because she wants to work on her English. This should be a very interesting experience seeing as I am single with no kids and just a wee bit older than she is!
This means that I'm not sure what my role is going to be - I'm not her parent, not her "buddy" and not really her teacher. Her dad (who's paying for her trip) told me that he's expecting us to speak nothing but English once we get on the plane in Stuttgart! I've already told her that I'd be calling on her to journal her experience, but rather than be the journal police, I'm going to ask her to be my accountability partner for that task. I think that will make it fun for both of us!
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LAURAKATE76 5/29/2014 12:52PM

    Sounds like a wonderful idea for both you and the young lady! Asking her to keep you on task with the journaling sounds like a great plan! Enjoy.

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68ANNE 5/28/2014 7:50PM

    Sounds like an adventure for you and for her!

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MTNGRL 5/28/2014 6:39PM

    Have a safe trip, I know it will be interesting!
I have an empty journal just waiting for me to put ink on paper. Oh where should I start?

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LUCYCAN7 5/28/2014 6:35PM

  I have never journaled ,need to start!Hope you have a safe enjoyable trip!

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CIPHER1971 5/28/2014 5:40PM

    Wow you are brave travelling with a 14-year old. Just make sure the ground rules and any consequences are clear before you start, I say this as a mother of a teen who would take advantage of any lack of clarity.

It is great that journalling is working so well for you.

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2BEHEALTHY2014 5/28/2014 4:10PM

    I'm trying to journal more too. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to do it.

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TATTER3 5/28/2014 4:06PM

    Nothing better than having a friend to bless you. Like a surprise lily, she may be a wonderful asset to your life! Have fun!

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LADYOLIVER 5/28/2014 4:00PM

    emoticon idea. I journal but I'm not always consistent. Before reading your blog I was just doing some journaling. Trying to figure what's the actual triggers of my digestive issues. If I would journal consistently I would have an idea and I would also know what my menu and day look like when I felt my best.

Thanks for the confirmation.

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