It's definitely time after my stressing over changes at work, sadness of three head traumas at work that may not make it, and learning I need to know 50 words to be tested over when I get to Nepal.
Aside from people asking me what I'm going to do when I get back, others have also asked what I'm looking forward to, am I excited, nervous, and etc. so I figured I'd take this post to answer them!
Am I excited? Yes. I'm definitely on the adventurous side and I think this next stage of my life is exactly what I need. (which will be shared on what I'm looking forward to)
Am I nervous? Yes. Tests and I have not been friends over the years. I will be having them during training to make sure I'm learning enough to be able to function semi well when I go to my community I'll be staying in for 2 full years. However, as I've talked about it with current volunteers, coworkers, and future trainees like myself - I'm much more comfortable with it than I have been.
What am I most looking forward to?
Especially after my past few weeks, I'm looking forward to living more simply. Sometimes I think the Jesuits have it right in not having more than 3 shirts, etc. Life in the US can add up and become extremely stressful and complicated.
My only concerns for the first few months I'm there will be learning the language, culture, technical skills, and becoming friends with people. It's going to be a lot, but I feel like after this last year and the past few weeks...I can handle it. :-)
Of course, stay tuned for my posts while in training! My thoughts may have changed when I actually experience it!