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... counselors. I've been placed in Brussels, Belgium to work with teens. I've heard the responses of many saying, "Good luck with that... ;)" but I couldn't be more excited. I'm full of quirks and sarcasm and teens are SO much fun to be silly with. Plus, my heart pounds when I talk about, think about, much less have a chance to spend a summer with any youth! Being around them makes me most alive and what better place to feel alive than in Europe with people (the other staff ...
Today has been a super bitter-sweet day. Although I am beyond excited for my journey to begin, I have been dreading moving out of my apartment in Ames for weeks. We're not living there next year, and knowing that I have to say goodbye to it for good just makes me so sad. It's been such an amazing year with so many great memories in that place. It's the perfect location, my room is ridiculously huge, and plus, who doesn't love living with their best friends?! ...
I have a few more pictures from our time in Colorado to share as well as several pictures with the Timm family, who we visited in Waukee, Iowa. They had triplets in December, and with three other children, it was a full, busy house! We helped feed, change, play with and rock the babies and get some other fun things accomplished too. Also met the kids real grandmothers!
The passengers were really nice today. A lot of them were getting on thanking us for working today. We had one girl give us each a piece of candy. Another family got on and gave us a card along with some homemade cookies. I've put a picture of the card on here. She was really nice and the cookies were good too!
Yep, 24 hours before we were to leave, I wake up with a sore tooth, go to work, and then say to myself, wow this tooth really hurts and call the dentist. Within 2 hours I am having my first ever root canal :(
Better then after we are IN Europe!
So I have a root canal, go back to work, work until very late since I was gone a few hours ...
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