Happy birthday to my new good friend Chealsea!!
I remember the first night I met my fellow PCVs in New York for Staging. Sitting across the table from me was Chelsea, full of excitement and eagerness. Little did I know at the time she would become such a huge part of my Peace Corps experience. She was the first person I felt comfortable confiding in during training and when I found out we’d be living in the same place for next 2 years I couldn’t be happier.
She truly is an amazing person. She is so smart and intuitive, she’s friendly and supportive, she’s giving and loving, she’s funny and has a contagious smile. She enjoys life and adventure and has a compassionate heart (after all she did join Peace Corps!).
Chels, I know I say this all the time but I am so glad and grateful you are here and apart of this crazy journey! I couldn’t imagine doing this without you, which is weird seeing as I came into this experience expecting to be all alone and I am sure you never expected you and Tim would be living with other volunteers.
Thank you for being an inspiration and a motivator. Thank you for being there when I need someone to talk to. Thank you for being my workout buddy (Cut Like Kate!). Thank you for confiding in me. Thank you for all the fun, craziness. Thank you for being my friend.
Here’s to the rest of our Mr. Toads Wild Ride!!
Can’t wait to celebrate with you in Barbados!