June 3, 2012 - 12:00 PM
Just a few days ago I found out my placement with my job. I am going to be spending the next year of my life in Baton Rouge, Louisiana! To say this might be a change from Oregon would be an understatement.
I am excited. I don't even know if that word encompasses all that I am but it is the best I got. I am blessed with the good fortune to have a job after school and to move somewhere I have never even dreamed of going before! Not only am I going to try out southern living, but in a place just over an hour away from New Orleans! Oregon is a beautiful place. Our rivers are crisp and clear, our forests are never ending and the people here couldn't be nicer. That being said, I can't wait to see the might Mississippi river, experience swamps and all their catfish alligator glory, and to experience first hand southern hospitality.
I should probably mention I am scared. I have never been to Baton Rouge. Or even Louisiana. The closest person I know is over five hours away and worst of all, I am right next to LSU! Even through all of that I know I will fall in love with the city, meet new friends and proudly rep my University of Oregon Duck shirts as much as possible!
This is going to be the biggest adventure I have taken so far in my life. I hope it is true when they say Ducks are across the country because I sure hope I find one in Baton Rouge. Now I just have to find an apartment in a place I have never been to before. Piece of cake.