El Martes, 9 de Octubre
Happy Birthday, Lauren! As we’re coming to expect in
So, I took a lonely walk/taxi ride to school and sat through class, during which I finished all of the material for Level 2. Both Lauren and I are planning on taking our respective tests tomorrow. Hopefully we pass!
(Right about now the power just came back on. Yes!!)
After class I wondered (aka got lost…) over to the Compassion International office here in
Anyways, I met with a lady there and there is a chance I might volunteer there. It’s quite far from being definite, but I think it would be a rewarding place to work. I am sharply tempering my excitement, particularly in light of the uncertainty inherent in any plans made here. I’ll definitely keep you all posted. We’ll see.
I then stopped by Pollo Campero for some protein and free internet before walking over to La Union to pick up some groceries. Lauren and I are really excited about the prospect of making pancakes, perhaps even for dinner tomorrow.
Lauren hung around here for the day with the exception of a walk and a trip to the Farmacia. She says she is feeling better now, and I hope and pray that she is back in business tomorrow. We postponed any birthday plans for tonight, but hopefully we can do something fun to celebrate soon.
Tonight we’ve been studying and writing emails. Nothing too exciting, and seeing as it’s I probably have about another hour of productivity before I fall asleep. I’m definitely not on college time anymore!
No internet in the apartment yet. The internet man is supposed to come at tomorrow. Hopefully he shows up this time!
Every day is full of its highs and lows here. There are times daily when I want to pack up and move home, but then sometimes ten minutes later something happens and I realize how special of a place this country is. I pray all of the time to decrease the impact that events have on my attitude and outlook. I was reminded the other day that our attitudes are the one thing we can control. This is very hard for me to always, or even often, live out, but I think it’s important to recognize.
Alright, time to study and get to bed. Hope all is well.