Well everyone, the time has come, so to speak for my trip to begin. I feel so blessed to have been afforded this opportunity through the generosity of the Byrnes Family Foundation.
I arrived at BWI around 215pm and checking in was far more simple than I imagined it would be. I have been biding my time by reading a little, walking a little, and compulsively checking and re-checking my travel details. I come by my worrying honestly through my mom and grandfather, both "worry worts."
I am excited and a little nervous, since it has been more than ten years since I have done anything like this by myself. I know that only good things await me in Salzburg, so check back frequently, as I will try to post daily.