So I realize some of you might be thinking to yourself, “Hey, didn’t Jamey say that he was going to start blogging every single day for the rest of the summer? Wait a second, wasn’t that a week and a half ago, hold up, he’s only managed to write one blog post since then?” OK, as it turns out, blogging every single day turned out to be a much bigger challenge than I had initially anticipated. It’s not to say that I haven’t done anything interesting or that I haven’t encountered anything that I want to think and write about, but rather that I’m literally too short on time. As far as I’m concerned, writing a blog post is only worth it if you’re willing to put a decent amount of time into considering a given topic, introducing it, and then fleshing out all your thoughts. I could sit here on a daily basis and list out the days events, e.g. “Last weekend I went to the Lama Temple and the National History Museum. I had fun. Blah.” But I’m afraid that kind of post doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what this blog is all about, nor does it require any careful thought or insightful writing. That being the case, I have a hard time starting up a new post if I know that I’m only going to have a half hour or so to complete it. All that being said, I do have a ton of cool things to talk about, so I’m going to do my best in these coming weeks to write as much as I possibly can.
Speaking of interesting things to talk about, we just finished up our midterm tests this morning and are heading off to Xi’an for the weekend. We’ll be taking an overnight train tonight, getting there tomorrow morning, hanging out Saturday and Sunday, and then coming back on Sunday night. Though I’m not entirely familiar with Xi’an or its surroundings, I do know that it is the home of the famous Terracotta Warriors, which I’m incredibly excited to check out.
Anyway, just wanted to throw together this quick update to let you guys know what’s going on here. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and make sure to check back here next week for some new posts!