Jan 10, 2007
I write now after a long hiatus, not because there was nothing to write, but because sometimes just living is a big job in itself. The last months in Costa Rica were a whirlwind of school projects, class trips, preformances, reunions, final exams, new friendships, and goodbye parties. I left La Estrella with tears, as it should have been, and I went home with a smile, as it also should have been. And so I entered life in good old DC, dove right in actually. In January I started grad school in American University's International Development program. February I became Women Thrive Worldwide's newest global development policy intern. The hope is that someday I will actually get paid for the things I love to do. In the meantime, I've taken up residence in my childhood room and have put off plans to buy a diamond-studded airplane until I somehow become rich and famous.... Once again I thought that I would be here in DC for awhile. I thought that FINALLY I would be ready to settle down for a bit. I guess I should know better my now. While normal people grow out of or get tired of the travelling, it's like my cocaine - I've gotten a taste and just want more. So, in four days I will be off to Honduras for three months. My internship with Women Thrive has led to an internship with their newest partner in Honduras, COMUCAP. Once again I will be living in the mountains, far from the beach, in a town known for being the coldest part of the country. At least this time there will be internet, paved roads, and a population in the 1,000s. Should be an interesting summer...