Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Time Crunch

   Well, it's really almost here. 4 days until this girl gets on a jet plane taking her to the brief and hopefully wondrous next "event" in life . I would seriously love to say that I really understand what in the world that statement means, but lets be real, how can this even make sense to me right now? Have I really been spending the last few weeks saying goodbye to everything and everyone that I know so that I can hop on a plane and live in a hut for 2+ years? Okay, yeah I have, but do I really have any idea what this means?
Honestly, no. 
Maybe I should review the facts and get to the bottom of this insanity.

1-In 4 days, I am going to Tanzania for 27 months
2-I am in the Peace Corps
3-I want to try to do something worthwhile with some part of my life
4-I am going to miss my life right now
5-Beyond next week, I really have no life in MI
6-I am ridiculously excited
7-I am scared (mostly of getting sick)
8-I still have a lot to do before I go
9-I will never feel like I said goodbye to everyone
10-My take on the world will never be the same
11-I am going to be "other" for the 1st time in my life
12-I still can't really speak Kiswahili 
13-I enjoy all human interaction too much for that to matter
14-I need a bigger knife

  So, this is a short list of the facts I can think of on the fly. This isn't really helping me realize that this is about to happen VERY soon. I guess that it's not that big of a deal because in just a few short days my African Adventure will commence, and I will be fastened into a jet plane headed to Washington DC, eating pretzels, drinking diet pop and thinking, "Well, here goes..."


Rose said...

Hey Girl;
Just wanted to say that I wish I could have hung out with all of you tonight, and been able to have a few drinks and wish you well. I could use a few drinks, lol. Hope you had an awesome time, and wishing you a great Africian Experience, best of luck to you as you begin a new journey in your life. Take care my friend!

Patty said...

My dear friend, I am so excited for you, and envious...Your spirit is way too big for little ol Michigan, you need the world to explore! I want to share one of my favorite poems: "I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days to allow my living to open me to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance, to live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which came to me as blossom goes on as fruit." Dawna Markova
My best to you- may you fly, blossom and have a great adventure!!! Pat

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Oh thank you both for your love!