Out there in Jutland
In the old man-killing parishes
I will feel lost,
Unhappy and at home.
– Seamus Heaney (1975)
Ad Caledonia – To Scotland. It’s Latin.
Hello, I’m Kennedy.
In September of 2015, I left my family’s farm outside of Lawrence, Kansas and moved to Edinburgh, Scotland – all to chase my dream of becoming an archaeologist. I am currently studying History and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. It’s Year 2.
I developed a passion for history at an early age. Growing up, my dad used to read to me about historical heroes like Joan of Arc, El Cid, and Henry V. As for archaeology, my mom still remembers the time I dug up (read: destroyed) her flower garden because I was pretty sure I was Indiana Jones.
Since moving to Scotland, I’ve met amazing new friends, picked up some pretty cool mountaineering skills, and attended some absolutely amazing lectures. I’ve learned a lot, but I’ve still got miles to go.
It took a lot of hard work was involved to get where I am today… and I would be a huge liar if I didn’t recognise the tremendous amounts support to help me with each step. This blog is a thank you for all the amazing people (read: actual Jedi Masters) who pushed me to realise what I could do.
This blog will feature photographs, video, text, and playlists.
Much love. Best wishes,