Every little detail was meticulously planned out for me to go on the religious humanities tour of Europe. Eight countries, twenty-four days, a dream come true. I was telling my favorite professor about it and he casually responded with, "Oh, then I guess you can't help us with the Brain Imaging Lab." Wait...what? It was a brand-new three semester research opportunity, which was exactly the amount of time I had left at school. It was one or the other. I prayed, asked literally everyone for advice, and in true Rory Gilmore fashion, made a pros and cons list for each choice. I don't really regret not going to Europe, as there were countless fortunes that came from both the lab experience and staying in Idaho. But what if I had gone? When the thought crosses my mind, I just have to remind myself that even though I wasn't able to go as an undergrad, I will go someday.
Behind-the-scenes update: Okay, so I'm very much not on schedule with my word count, due to the election. I feel incredibly lucky to live in a country where I was able to vote and make my voice be heard. I can't wait to tell my kids about November 4th, 2008. (Oh, and I also may have discovered Jake and Amir, which is dangerously hilarious.)