Saturday, May 8, 2010

so I'm finally here

So, first blog entry from Suriname. So far so good. I feel like we're just at summer camp in some developing country. I really don't feel like I'm in Suriname. I've walked to town a few times, but we really haven't had much time to explore. I'm super excited (ok, nervous too) to go to our Community Based Training in Brokopondo. Then I'll be staying with a family and I'll really get to see a bit more how things are.
Everyone is super awesome so far. We all seem to be getting along really well and bonding and all that stuff.
We learned about our possible sites yesterday. It was all a little overwhelming. It's really hard to try to choose what you think you'd work well in with a description of a place. Without actually being there, it's next to impossible to know. But we'll find out our sites on Monday, which should be super exciting.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

this is going to be a pointless entry

I'm at staging in Miami. I'm so tired I'm afraid that I won't sleep. Dang, it was so hard saying goodbye to everyone. I had a really amazing last few weeks though. My family had a big bonfire on Saturday night in my Dad's funny water mine fire ball. It was pretty perfect.
It's really a relief to meet everyone. It's especially good to learn that everyone else has the same anxieties and worries that I do. Anyway, that's about it. I'm just taking advantage of the last quick internet before going.