Pre-trip jitters

Trip Start Sep 19, 2006
Trip End Nov 2008

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

So the other night I was lying in bed reading when suddenly it hit me. I don't know if it was the late hour, or the book, or what, but suddenly I realized that I'm really, actually, truly going to Ghana in 2 months and 8 days. I am basically moving to a third world country to live in a cement hut to live with people I don't know doing work I don't know how to do. For two years.

It's scary. It's very scary. And getting more real every day.

I do consider it moving, rather than an extended vacation because 1) I won't be vacationing, I'll be working and 2) it'll be my home. My lease here is up August 14th and I have no idea where on the planet I'm going after COS (completion of service.) It could be New York, London, Cairo, St. Louis, Seattle...Ghana will be my home. That means that I'm moving there.

I can be scared all I want but then I realize just how cool that sounds and my thirteen year old self is nearly imploding with the excitement.
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