So I don't think I'm going to be very good at this blog thing. But I'll give a try. I'm starting this because I'm moving to Suriname in a bit over a month, May 4th to be exact. I'm using this blog to keep my loved ones back in good ole Wisconsin current about my situation. I just drank a whole bunch of coffee (that would be one cup, I'm a light-weight), so I'm not exactly concentrating well. Anyway, I have 4 days left at work, which definitely feels pretty good.
So yeah, I received my Peace Corps invitation to Suriname about 2 weeks ago. I think I had every emotion you can think of after finding out. It was a pretty intense week, but I'm getting pretty used to the idea and excited. I'm very excited about the new adventure, but definitely really sad to leave the people I love.
So I should write a bit about Suriname, since it's a tiny country that most people (including me a few weeks ago) know next-to-nothing about. It's a tiny country north of Brazil. It's official language is Dutch (so much for my years of Spanish) and has many other Creole and local languages. Its population is less than a half a million. Yep, about the population of Milwaukee. It has lots of sloths and pit vipers and capybaras.
Anyway, I'm not going to write a whole lot right now, just wanted to get this blog thing rolling.