Monday, December 29, 2008

The time has come!

This is going to be short and sweet because it is 10:30 PM and my flight leaves at 6 AM tomorrow morning. Yes - my journey to Namibia has officially begun! Tomorrow I will fly from Chicago to Washington DC. In DC I will meet the other 40 volunteers and from there we will take a 14 hour flight to Johannesburg. I will be bringing in the new year in South Africa. We then fly to Windhoek, Namibia on the 1st of January. I will be in orientation for a little over 2 weeks and then I finally arrive in the village of Ogongo, where I will be teaching, on January 17th.

I am not sure how often I will have access to the internet, but I will try and update my blog as much as possible. I would love to hear from all of you via email - my email is I will also have a cell phone once I get there that can be called from a calling cord or a phone with international calling.

I had an amazing last few weeks in Iowa/Wisconsin. Thank you to all of my family and friends for the great times, good lucks, generous contributions and fond farwells! I will miss everyone dearly and keep you in my mind and heart while away.