Big news! I know what I’m doing after graduation! Ring the bells! Sound the trumpet! I’M SO HAPPY! The stressed out, anxious, unsure feeling I’ve had for months is now gone as I look past graduation to concrete plans.These plans are so wonderful, so delightfully amazing, I had to share.
So here they are:
July 8th through August 6th – I will be interning with our GlobeMed partner, COWS, in Kampong Thom, Cambodia
August 6th through August 24th – I will be traveling in SE Asia with my beautiful friends Marrisa and Alicia – both of whom are participating in the internship with me. We will be seeing Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, so hold on to your hats!
August 25th – ??? – I WILL BE MOVING TO UGANDA!! No, it’s ok, you heard me right….I’m moving to Uganda for an indefinite period of time starting at the end of this August! I was accepted to an internship program with the Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization organization (aka: GWED-G). The initial internship period is 6 months long, and I will be splitting my time between their maternal and child health programs and their youth and peace building programs. At the end of 6 months, I will prepare a grant proposal in coordination with GWED-G to be submitted to a funding organization. If my proposal is accepted, I’m hired!! 😀
As I suspected, the instant I made the decision…the moment I committed to this plan of action in my heart and mind…all feelings of unease vanished. Well, I guess I shouldn’t say that. I’m terrified, but I’m scared in the best way possible. I’m scared in the way that tells you something great is coming. It’s the nervous feeling I used to get before basketball games except way more intense, and my dad always told me that it was just your body getting you ready to do good. If that’s true, then I will be REALLY prepared.
But I’m more excited than anything else. COWS is amazing, GWED-G is amazing, Marrisa and Alicia are amazing, and I am going to have the most incredible, life-changing, challenging, transforming time. I know it.
I think I’m still in shock…my life is actually turning out to be exactly as I had always envisioned. I can’t wait.