Friday, May 29, 2009

Alright it is starting to get serious, I leave in 11 days

Well I have finally began to get my things together. I bought a huge suitcase and compiled my own custom list of things that either need to be purchased or packed along the way. I will concede that being prepared does help... as much as I prefer procrastinating on things like packing.

I am starting to feel more content, and less anxiety about leaving. I think it hit me earlier than I expected, the whole idea that I am going to be gone for two years, away from my family and friends. It hit about three nights ago - the reality of it. I didn't sleep so well for a couple of nights. But as I began spending more time with my family I began to relax more... or I got used to the uncomfortable bed I've been sleeping on, haha. I also have a lot of plans with my friends, the exclamation point being Webb's cabin - which I cannot wait for. This event will be inevitably amazing.

After that is over I will scurry back to my parents place, and recheck to make sure all is packed, sleep and head to the airport. Hooray.

Some things that you (meaning my friends) should look into is Skype. I will have it on my computer, and if you email me or facebook message me I can give you my Skype user name. This way we can talk for free. That's all for now.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A few things to start...

Well first off I'd like to say that I used to have a blog on It was more vague, and had to do with my general interests such as reading and art. I mainly started that blog to learn how to blog, and to get myself writing while sharing some of my art. I have deleted this blog, and plan on using this as my primary blog. This blog will serve to report on how my Peace Corps experience goes in Moldova for friends and family back home.

As for now I am still at home. I am a bit nervous as the days are creeping by. Reality has began to set in. What I have realized is that there are only a few things I can really do to prepare myself, and my main duties should be to spend time with my friends and family, and make sure to do things that I enjoy in America. I just figure aside from thinking what to pack and some brief Romanian lesson learning there is not much I can do. Additionally, most anything that I won't bring I will be able to buy in Moldova, and if I can't buy it there I have a feeling that I will survive.

Those things being said I felt that I should note some important dates regarding my departure:

June 5 - 7thish - Webb's Cabin Retreat. Hang out with pals, play golf and enjoy each others company.
4:00PM make sure all my stuff is packed for flight.
June 8th - 11AM I fly to Philadelphia for Staging.
Arrive at 7:15PM, get shuttle to hotel, find fellow PC volunteers, meet, greet, and celebrate.
June 9th - Staging starts.
June 10th - Head for Moldova