A Blog Entry
Blah blah blah, I'm not very good at blogging, etc. etc. You know this, I know this, it's just a fact that must be dealt with.
So. I went to Guatemala. It was amazing. Incredible. You know a trip is going to be good when within an hour of landing at the airport, you meet an insane lesbian couple who bring a not at all domesticated pigeon (they trapped it after it flew into their building) onto a 10 hour busride. Yes. It was a good omen, I feel.
Um, since Guatemala, I haven't been doing much of anything because there is no school. I have, however, been incredibly busy being insanely poor. No joke. I have had 40 cents in my bank account since the 15th of January. I did have about...6 bucks in cash. But I also have my American money and 23 bucks in emergency cash, but still. I cannot stress to you how unbelieveably annoying not having any money is. I mean, yes, I kind of have enough money to eat and stuff, but only when combined with a serious amount of mooching and abuse/dependence on said American account. But yes. It sucks. That, I feel is part of the whole Peace Corps thing though. Deprivation and being constantly out of money. No wonder people who live here think we're insane. We're poor on purpose.
School begins in 2 weeks and I am so ready to go. I´m excited because I kind of actually know what I'm doing now so I can maybe possibly be effective and get more things done in a shorter period of time. Here's hoping!
Thanks for keeping on sending me emails and letters! It really helps a ton, you have no idea. Also, some of you may be getting letters soon. Look out in the mail for those. Um. Hopefully I'll write something again before March. Maybe this time it will actually even have substance.