One year ago I began my dream journey. I came to Alaska to the Iditarod summer teacher camp with a dream to be the 2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™. Today my dream became a reality. This morning, upon arrival at Iditarod Headquarters, I was introduced to several people who deal with the ins and outs of the race. As I sit at this desk writing my first entry, it is really starting to sink in that I am beginning this journey. All around headquarters I hear talking of Iditarod business in the background. I see many Iditarod books. I view countless pictures of sled dogs. I watch Barb Redington talking with tourists outside. I talk Iditarod with Raymie Redington. Also, amusingly enough, I hear a chocolate lab named Jack snoring in the next room, obviously sleeping on the job. These sights and sounds are making me feel part of the Iditarod family. I know this journey is only going to get better and more exciting. I look forward taking this journey and bringing all of you with me.