Ok so here I go, hopefully the first blog post of many.
My Journey Begins
Very shortly (just over 2 weeks now) I will be getting on a plane with seven other volunteers to go and spend a year abroad with Project Trust in Honduras, teaching small under privileged children the skills needed in conversational english. This is such a huge thing for me, as it means having to move away from those home comforts we have all come to enjoy. I think the small things will get me soon, like not hearing the sound of laughter coming from the other room, not being welcomed by a loud session of barking every time I walk in the door, the smell of someone baking in the kitchen, all of these things may sound ever so trivial to you, but to me, these are the things that I think make a home, and are things I wish to take with me (ok maybe not my dogs, I am only allowed 20 kgs!!) just being able to have a laugh in tough situations and to make myself and others feel at home as much as possible, otherwise this year is never going to happen!
I will soon be having to pack my suitcase with all of the teaching supplies I have been buying on eBay, like bulk packets of blutac and board pens, things that are hard to get overseas, this alone seems weird as I am packing for a career in teaching, when I really don't have a clue what I am doing, but still, this is what makes adventure I suppose. I have never been one to sit idly by, I always jump in and especially work well under pressure, so I know things will get done, even if it takes me a while. I just have to thank those closest to me now, for all of the help they have given and will give me in the next few weeks and months. I couldn't have done it without a few of you and you will be eternally thanked for all of your help!
Well it was my leaving party last night, and while I did have a bit to drink, I still managed to see the reason behind the evening, saying goodbye to those I may not be able to see again. I will honestly miss you all so much and I will think of everyone who has helped me get to Honduras and who has helped me get to where I am today. Without any of you, I would have never even chosen to go travelling, or even been inspired to teach, I have to say that the people around me have influenced my character greatly, without them even realising it, making me more tolerant of certain things and people, more wary of certain situations, and more wary of how to treat people in all different kinds of situations.
Thank you to everyone, honestly from the bottom of my heart, I will miss you all.
Hopefully next blog to come soon, before I depart (be prepared to read some panicked text!)