With that said, I would like to take a minute to talk about time. When people ask me how long I am going to be gone I get the same response, "Wow, 2 years" but I have been thinking about it and the fact that I am going to be gone for 2 years does not phase me. And I don't know why. If you know me, you know I have a hard time with time. When I first moved to Utah and I was re-thinking me decision to stay and finish school as 2 years seemed like a life time, but my mom said, "you can do anything for 2 years" and she was completely right. Those 2 years flew by and I can't believe in April it will be 2 years since I graduated college. Although I know it's going to tough--being gone that long and not being able to see the people I love most--time is going to fly by. Now, I might freak out when I get home and I'll be 26 but that's a whole other story.
I got a call today from a lady in Guyana. She calls PCT (Peace Corps Trainees) before they leave to give them a taste of life in Guyana and to see how they are feeling and if they have any questions. It was good talking to someone who is actually there and who can explain things a little better. Although, she called in the middle of getting my oil changed...so I was outside and it was cold and the reception was not that clear. She asked how I was feeling and what I most excited about. I told her I am really excited, anxious, and a little nervous and she asked what I was nervous about and I just the unknown, she said that's normal. She asked how I would feel living in a remote area where electricity, running water, transportation, and food is scarce? I said I am open to that and it would be a great experience. It would be totally different from the fast pace American lifestyle. She really emphasized the fact that communication with people back home will be different. I will have access to a phone and the internet but not every day. So just so you all know if you don't hear from me for awhile do not panic! I am really looking forward to writing you all letters!
Wow, this is a long post.
Here are some pictures to give you an idea of how I am packed.
More was added to this pile
Well this should get me through the next 2 years...I just hope I am not over the weight limit of 80 pounds.
P.S. the clothes hanging will be packed later in California.