It’s a sign

Goodbye

It just seems that there have been a lot of things that have happened to make this the right time for me to join the peace corps.  My job is seasonal, so I finish work on the 31st, I have no financial or emotional commitments.  I am free to do as I please.  To go to Botswana.

I needed to cancel my gym membership to Curves.  Have you ever been?  It’s fine as gyms go, but it is only really tolerable because my mom goes with me.  I had been putting off cancelling my membership because it was going to cost me like $85.  Yikes!  I tried cancelling it the week before, but the lazy staff member said he didn’t know how. So then I showed up on Wednesday and there was that happy little note on the door.  There were being evicted!  The owner had foolishly driven the curves out of business.  As a result, they would cancel everybody’s membership for no fee and they were closing the next day!

HALLELUJAH.  this means no fee and no going to the gym for another month!  I love it.  It is a sign.  And for those of you filmilar with the tithing, I think it is because I pay my tithing!

Holla back! I am going to Africa!

How Do You Pack for Two Years?

In 80lbs?

This is my life

I mean, I get it.  I wouldn’t really want to bring more than that.  I have scoured the internet and blogosphere looking at what is most pertinent to buy.  But it is a critical time, because now I want to save so I have enough money to visit Cape Town or Mozambique!

I love this picture.  This is after my three month stint in Nepal.  Three months!  I was only there for three months and look at what I carried around with me in.  In my defense, I accumulated that striped bag only at the end. But if this is what I look like for only three months, what about two years?

Luckily, I have a lot of items due to my travels in India and Nepal.  But now I find I am in need of items that I wouldn’t otherwise think about.  Like I need a short wave radio.  I don’t even know what that is, but I know that I need it.

And a hammock.

And a sleeping bag.

And perhaps a sewing kit… that would be nice, right?

Happy packing!