I just slept for a good ten hours. Although I don’t feel completely at 100% yet, I am ready to get back to work. I know I was at work for the past five weeks, but it felt less like work at the orphanage as time went on. Now that I’m back in site, I have many volunteers to contact about several different ongoing projects. At the same time, I am going to start looking for a new house and working on paperwork for the Peace Corps. It really is going to be a busy couple of weeks.
I think I fell a day behind on my Memory Challenge during my travels. I’ll update twice today to catch up. I just spent half an hour fixing all the links in the Challenge. All the memories are now available to read. Here is Day Eleven:
Tomorrow is my last day at the orphanage. It’s strange how attached I’ve gotten to these kids over the last 28 days. I’m so glad I was among the five who got to spend time here. I can’t even begin to explain how amazing and frustrating this month has been. But it has been entirely worth it. Now I set my sights back to my town–Bhalil. I hope I can make as big of a difference there as I have in this village. Over the course of the school year, I will have plenty of opportunities. I just need to be myself and grab them. I want to work my ass off so I can deserve next summer. I’m crossing my fingers.
I am still trucking along with the 50-Day Memory Challenge. Remember, if you want to attempt it, just send me a link and I will set you up with my 200 subscribers.
So I attended The First Annual El Jadida Grand Prix today. We found a good spot at a corner and watched rally cars take the 300-degree turn at speeds that would make my car back home flip. It was fascinating to see. I’ve never been to anything like that–even in The States. I suddenly realized what Posh Corps means. While most of the people in the Peace Corps experience poverty and constrained diets, I am living in a metropolitan city…and a three minute walk from a large super market. For the most part, I am in the Posh Corps. Though Posh Corps does have it’s downsides….namely harassment.