Friday, September 22, 2006

The first post

I just set this thing up, so be patient.

Today is Friday, September 22nd. Three days till I leave Santa Fe, 10 days till I leave the states. I finally have one bag packed and I have no idea how I'm going to fit the rest of it in the other bag, but I'll think of somthing...or pack a little lighter. Probably the latter.

A little background for those just joining us:
I'm heading to Turkmenistan to join the Peace Corps and try to set up small community health centers in rural villages. I really have no specific idea what I'll be doing, so I'll update as I find out. It took me nearly 3 years to maneuver through the PC application process, but I finally made it, and they're finally sending me someplace remote and exotic.

A couple more days of packing up my apartment, selling my car (you wanna buy my car?!), saying goodbye and then I'm off for a few days in DC. I'm pretty excited at this point, but that comes in waves varying from excited to scared to nervous to anxious and then after I run myself through that roller-coaster I generally get sick. But, I'm sure that's normal. If it's not normal, keep it to yourself. I like to think I'm normal.

I'll post another update or two once I get to the staging event in D.C. and then again perhaps from Germany. But, if I don't, I'll catch you all in Turkmenistan.

Wish me luck-