Today I said, “goodbye” to someone who means a lot to me, K.B.. I’ve spent over a month with my best friend/ partner in Atlanta, and she came home with me to visit my family in S. Florida. She just caught her plane back to Atlanta today, and it’s really sinking in that these are very long goodbyes. I’m trying to be strong for everyone else. I realize that this is my decision, and it was a somewhat selfish decision to the extent that I’m hurting my family and friends by leaving in order to fulfill my dream. Therefore, I feel like the least I can do is try to make it as easy on them as possible by being strong and upbeat even though I’m nervous and incredibly sad to leave everyone. On the plus side, I got some updated information from the P.C. and a lot of PCVs in Madagascar bring computers (my welcome book was outdated and said not to bring a laptop). I’m not getting my hopes too high that I will have consistent electricity let alone Internet access, but even if it’s inconsistent, I will be able to blog, e-mail, and possibly Skype. That would be pretty fantastic. I know my mom will appreciate some sort of correspondence. Haha she worries a lot. I know I’ll be excited to hear from people back home too especially my family and girl.
T-minus 27 days til staging.