Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Madagascar, Here I Come!!

In my complete lack of any website-making knowledge whatsoever, I apparently had several settings making things difficult for some of you. I think I have now corrected these problems - you should be able to comment on the posts even without having a blogger profile, and you should see options on the left to add an email subscription or RSS feeds. Hopefully things are easier for you guys now!

There are 41 of us in my training class - about half are in the community health project with me and half are in education. We all checked into the hotel yesterday and had about 4 hours of pre-departure sessions. Sessions included talking about some of our anxieties & aspirations, reflecting once again on our commitment to Peace Corps service, and covering logistical travel info. Then everyone split into groups to go to dinner and hang out for the night. I really like the other volunteers I've met so far - it seems like I'm with a group of pretty down-to-earth people who care about similar things as me and are ready for an adventure. And boy, is it going to be an adventure!! Since I'm facebook friends with a few of the volunteers, some of them noticed my nickname and have already started calling me Wallie, which has also now been expanded to "WallieWallieBingBang." Haha!

In less than 3 hours we'll be checking out of the hotel and heading to the airport. But before I go, I want to leave you with the words of one of my favorite characters from The Office:

"I am ready to face any challenges that might be foolish enough to face me." - Dwight K. Schrute


  1. Thinking of you today!! And I loooove "The Office"...great show :) Hope your travels to Madagascar go well!


  2. Hey Kristen!!! Have a great flight...miss you already!



  3. Wallie! I hope everything is going well... and I'm liking the expanded nickname haha


  4. Wallie!!!

    You're going to have such an amazing experience. I saved your blog in my favorites, b/c I want to hear about it all. good luck friend! I'll miss you, but I'll be stalking your rare internet activities :)


  5. ack! i can't believe we're on the same continent once again......but not roomates this time! love you and miss you, you're going to have an insanely amazing time and i'm coming to visit you!


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