Though I will no longer be in Greece starting just two weeks from now, I definitely want to keep up this blog. I have had so much fun with it, and it’s been surprisingly successful. The goal of the Fulbright program is to create peace between nations simply by getting to know one another, and the blog has become my small way of helping the rest of the world get to know Greece. I’ve enjoyed it immensely, and I want to thank you all for reading! I hope you’ve been having fun too.
That said, the central idea behind this blog was the fact that I was living in Greece, and as I no longer will be, the subject matter must change slightly. I still want to write about Greece, but without the immediacy of actually living there, this will naturally be limited. However, I certainly think there will still be plenty to write about. I mean, there can’t be that many 23 year-old redheads living in Idaho who happen to be obsessed with Greece, right? So, in the interest of keeping my audience happy, I have the following questions for you:
1. How much would you like to see about Greece still, and in what ways?
Ideas: Greek recipes, Greek word-of-the-day, review of books about Greece
2. What have you enjoyed the most so far? Do you have any ideas for keeping that specific aspect up once I am back in the States?
3. In general, what do you want to see on Wrap Me in Phyllo Dough in the future?
4. I’m thinking of trying to use the posts from my year in Greece in putting together a book. What do you think of this idea? Do you have any tips for me in setting out into the wild world of trying to get something published?
I have my own ideas, but I’m curious to hear what you think. In any case, when it comes to the future of Wrap Me in Phyllo Dough, you can certainly expect the following:
– A full account of reverse culture shock, in all its glory. And once the worst of the reverse culture shock as subsided, continual comparisons between Greek and American lifestyles.
– Lots and lots of recipes, as I will finally have access to a kitchen again!! Many of them will be Greek recipes, of course.
– Anecdotes from life in grad school.
– Discussions of books/book reviews, as I will be studying for my MA in English.
– Future trips to Greece (the minute I land on American soil, every spare penny will be saved!).
– More writing about running, as I was doing while training for my half marathon. This came to a halt because of my knee problems, but hopefully seeing a doctor back home will help!
– And, of course, more photography to accompany all these topics.
I highly appreciate your insight, dear readers. This has been a blast–thanks for staying in touch, and I hope we will continue to have this much fun far into the future!
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