I started my blog while living in India, after years of traveling, as a way of processing and sharing the excitement of living in countries so different from my own. Now living back in my hometown in Northern California, I have realized that life itself is the excitement. Going to the annual hometown festival, or walking to the farmers market for the weeks supply of veggies can be as full of meaning as a camel ride in the desert. The great thing about an online journal is that I am more motivated to remind myself of that fact when I am sharing my experiences with others.