Diving right in!

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Alyk182
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Diving right in!

Post by Alyk182 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:23 pm

EYYyyyy Burners!
My name is Kyla, I am currently situated in Cedar Rapids, IA. Though I was born in Texas, I've lived in Michigan most of my life, and I plan on moving near Chicago in the near future. I like to bead and cook and play tennis in my spare time, and while I haven't taken any classes yet, I plan to be a massage therapist (probably starting school once I make my way to Chicaka)!! I very much love to joke and try not to take life too seriously. Nothing means more to me than my friends and family, and hopefully I'll make lifelong bonds within the community this year. :lol:

I am so lucky and grateful I got tickets!! I've known a few people who have experienced the playa, and have psyched myself out of going for the past couple of years, what with all the planning and inexperience with week long camping. BUT NOT THIS YEAR! I'm diving right in and doing as much planning as I possibly can! None of my friends were able to acquire tickets, and while their experience would be very helpful on this journey, I AM NOT PHASED!!!! I know I probably will never be as prepared as I should be, and I'm quite alright with that! I'm looking forward to the mistakes I make.
I am not volunteering this year, I've been advised against it, since it's my first year. Although, I do plan on volunteering at Lakes of Fire, and if it turns out a camp needs my help in Nevada, I could never turn down the offer. I'm really excited about all the gifting!! I do have some ideas for myself; my participation, my jokes and humor, my beads, cooking for more than just myself, and of course my back massages. I have a few more ideas... but SHH! It's a secret!!!

I cannot express how excited I am for this!
I can't wait to get to know all of you!

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Re: Diving right in!

Post by tamarakay » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:26 pm

Glad you are here! Congrats on the ticket, no small feat this year. Read the survival guide, then read it again. Lots of really good stuff in the prep threads. Just holler if you get lost and someone will help out.
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Re: Diving right in!

Post by SquirrelHead » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:41 pm

Awesome news that you were able to get tickets!! Read everything you can here, there is a ton of great information on what you should and should not do. I think you already have some good and fun ideas for this year. Welcome!
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Re: Diving right in!

Post by Kevinochi » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:23 pm

Awesome news on the tickets!!! Hope to see you on the Playa Kyla!
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Re: Diving right in!

Post by Elderberry » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:32 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Diving right in!

Post by Savannah » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:07 pm

Hi Kyla! Sounds like you have a lot of great ideas. :D Welcome.
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Re: Diving right in!

Post by Elliot » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:56 pm

Ahah! One of the interlopers who stole our tickets! Break out the torches and pitchforks! :twisted:

Just kidding, Kyla. Sounds like you will make a wonderful Burner. You might want to concentrate on gifting your humor cooking and massage, and save the beads for those who will truly appreciate such a souvenir. Welcome! :D
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Re: Diving right in!

Post by Savannah » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:58 pm

Agreed. A hot meal or a massage out there are wonderful. Burner jewelry can be a great thing too (I'm a fan, especially if there is a Man/Burn theme and the year--personally). But the gift of an Experience is hard to top. They are the best memories, later.
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