For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Masha, a Russian student from the University of Notre Dame. I’m spending this semester abroad, studying at the KORA Institute in Vladimir, Russia. My blog is here to keep everyone up-to-date with my adventurous adventures, as well as my photos/thoughts/ramblings. See you all in May!
Because Field Training/the Air Force is how I came to be in this mess (and by mess, I mean my fantastic experience with the Russian language and culture), I’m using the tagline on the stone by the flags at Maxwell AFB as my title. Not super Russian, but super me. And, for added poeticism, I’d consider it to be my “starting line.” Pun intended.
Currently, obtaining a visa is my primary form of stress, namely because of…well, you can figure this out. However, if you’re fortunate/unfortunate enough to be reading this, it’s because all was well that ended well!
The fun quote you’ll find at the bottom of the page is (bonus points if you already know!) a stanza from Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” which has become somewhat of a therapeutic mechanism for me…
As for “The Starting Line” and it’s counterpart “On the Road,” they earned their fame on this blog for being two of my favorite songs ever from the fabulous band Keane’s newest album. You can hear all the wonder here: I personally recommend the entire album, as often as is practical. Just a little bit of randomness, from my brain to yours, so we can all see where I’m coming from and where I end up.