Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Less than a month
In less than a month I will be in another country, another continent, another hemisphere. It is kind of humbling when you think of it. There is so much to see and do in this world and not many get to experience life beyond their comforts of home. I consider it a true blessing that I am given this opportunity and recognize that a lot will presented to me in a way that I never forget. I have never been to our nation's capital and I get 24 hrs to experience it minus my training, I get to ride on airplane for 32 hrs (that might get old quick), I get to maybe learn how to ride a motorcycle (I am really hoping the Peace Corps deems it necessary for my mode of transportation). It is really all the simple little changes that are going to make this experience unique and exciting. Everything I think I know will be challenged. So as the departure date draws closer August 18th now, I am growing more and more restless of the time to come. I want to have the change now but I am leery of what it may entail. Have to love summer school and the approach-avoidance theory to an opportunity. So till that day comes I want to appreciate the current state of affairs and hang out with good friends and family because in less than in a month it won't matter what the changes may entail because there will be no going back. Even upon return I imagine everything about myself will be different as well as the people I know and love. Life moves on despite not being present and I am somewhat saddened that I will not be there for some of the changes in my friends lives. In less than a month, everything will change and we'll have to see where it may lead for all of us.