Friday, May 21, 2010

Exciting Change in Plans

I am moving to Baltimore for the summer to pursue an internship with the International Rescue Committee. It is a great step in the right direction towards getting a job in the international nonprofit field. I am so excited. This will make leaving for Kenya a bit easier I think. It will not be so sudden and I will be used to unfamiliar surroundings. I can't wait! One week until I leave. I will have to do all my planning for Kenya in Baltimore. I hope I don't forget anything that I will need.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The more I think...

...The more nervous I am about flying out to Kenya in just a few short months. I have so much more preparing to do. However, for many things it is just too early. I need to go shopping for travel essentials (mini-everything). I need practical things like new shoes that I can wear to walk long distances and are comfortable in high temperatures. I need to wait a while to submit my visa information so that it will cover the few months that I will be over there. I have to crack open my Swahili text and start re-learning some key phrases. I have a lot to do. I am excited. I am anxious. I am ready to take it on!