In February 2017 I boarded a plane for my first flight overseas. My destination: London, England. After many, many years of dreaming about such a trip, but never making it a reality, I finally received the push I needed to make the trip happen. I was accepted into a conference at the British Library, the HOTCUS Winter Symposium. I was privileged to present some of my budding scholarship, as well as hear about the amazing work of many incredible scholars. The conference, which took place in the first few days of my trip, was a great way to start my two week long epic adventure.