Tuesday, September 25, 2007

First Entry

The first day of Staging in Miami is over and I finally have time to get to a computer and put my final thoughts down before leaving the country tomorrow evening. We officially registered today and became "Trainees." This whole time I had a weird fear lurking in the back of my head that I would show up and they would turn me away saying that they had made some mistake. Well, I am still here and I am not going back.

I am in a group of 42 people going to Paraguay. Everyone is in some environmental field from agro-forestry to bee keeping to environmental education. Some have more experience than others. We spent the whole day in a room getting to know each other while they drilled the rules into us. I already know that I am going to make some great friends.

42 hours from now I will be breathing the air of my new home away from home. I couldn't be more excited.

I don't know how internet access will be when I get there so I may not update for several days but I will keep trying to get news out! Please send me emails and messages about how things are going in your neck of the woods!

Peace,

- Austin

3 comments:

Adam said...

Awesome :). 42 sounds about the number of people I had on my cic course.

jeffrey said...

I hope all is well. Let me know if you are still breathing. I eagerly await your next post. I like to live vicariously through my friends.

Jim said...

Hey Austin...
Greetings from Springfield. How are you???????
Do you Hablo Espanol yet?????????????