Well, folks, it’s finally happening.

I’ve dreamed of traveling wherever my feet take me for a very long time, and I’ve finally taken my first steps.

There are so many people that I want to keep in touch with! I’ll be writing and calling a few people, I promise, and I’ll also be documenting my journey through open letters on this blog.

I had a wonderful couple of weeks back home in Chicago. I’m so grateful to all my of friends, old and new, for the encouragement, support, and advice you gave me.

Check in soon for more about where I am and why I’m doing it. In the meanwhile, I’m going to visit with my sister, and you can enjoy this picture I took Tuesday of the LaSalle Street bridge in South Bend, IN.