29 January 2009

Holy! I'm going to be in South Africa in a week !

I'm getting so nervous, excited and everything inbetween that I'm going to be flying out on Monday to start this adventure! The frantic dreams are upon me!

I got more paperwork this week regarding the Pre-Service Training (PST) that we'll be doing in Marapyane in the Mpumalanga Province, north of Pretoria, the capital of South Africa.

In the paperwork, there's a sample agenda of a day during training. After breakfast with our respective host families, language training, orienting ourselves to the community by walking around, then there's this:

"13:00-13:30: Break fo lunch under a tree somewhere in the community." Aww : )

Then there's more language training, Asset-Based Community Mapping and then we go back to the host family for dinner. I'm so excited to get there and figure all this out!

In the meantime, there's a snowstorm going on in Cincinnati (and much of the Midwest and Northeast). I'm snowed-in just packing and organizing.

My parent's street blanketed with snow.

I had a lot of fun this weekend with a girl's night with some Cincinnati friends and Wenoka who came in from Ann Arbor.

Katie, Lesley, Winnie, Casey, Rhonda out for dinner & drinks.

Hopefully, if this weather clears up, I'll be able to see a few more friends and family members before leaving. Fingers crossed!


melanie said...

I'm so excited for you! Good luck! My flatmate is from South Africa, so there's a good chance that I'll be down sometime in the next two years :)

Anonymous said...

I wish you the best!! sorry i couldn't be there for you girls night out. was flying out early the next morning!!! miss you already - love trisha

Anonymous said...

Take care of yourself and keep in touch. We want to hear all about what you are doing, so please keep this blog going. This will be an experience of a lifetime. Donna