Archive for September, 2009

I’m Going To Guatemala!!

The waiting is over… kinda.

I had a productive meeting with Bill and Cherie this week. The good news is that I’m moving to Guatemala. I have always wanted to do humanitarian work… to be able to do this work in a third-world country is (literally) my dream come true. I feel so proud to say that I will be a part of the Lemonade International team.

There are going to be some delays in my departure from Raleigh…

~ I currently don’t have a place to live in Guatemala. We are working/researching/investigating some options in this. There is a slim chance that I will have to either rent an apartment or rent a room from someone for a period of time. I’m okay with this, as I am pretty adaptable to most living situation.

~ I still need to do some fund-raising. This isn’t really a point of stress to me right now. I have had so many people who have offered to help me out, either with a single donation, or by pledging monthly donations.

~ I still need to write my support letter. Not only do I have to do a mass email, but I have to send out letters to people who don’t have email access or who it’s easier to just write a letter to.

~ I have to find a home for Hugo, my cat. I’m worried about finding an appropriate home for him. He has a pretty bad case of separation anxiety.

More to come… in time.


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The Waiting Game…

I have gotten really good (insert sarcasm here) at waiting. spiral-clock

All of my application questions, criminal background check, and my video (yes… I said video!!) have been submitted to Bill and Cherie at LI. I’m happy to report that next Thursday we will be meeting for lunch to discuss what’s next.

I am calm.

For the first time, in a long time, I know that I’m doing the right thing… I’m being lead on this path to Guatemala. The coincidences are too strong and too many. I’m happy to say that I am ready for the challenges that lay ahead of me now. I’m on God’s time, which is dramatically different from Kerry-time. As someone who is very pro-active, its hard to wait around for someone else to make a decision about my future plans. I have confidence that this is all going to work out. I know that I’m doing good things with my life and that great things lay ahead.

I am calm.

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