Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Well...it looks like I will be learning Potuguese....

"It begins with a....BRAZIL!!!!" Those are the exact words from the text message telling me that I would be headed to Brazil for my year abroad! Although I didn't exaclty picture myself finding out where I was going via text, it still gave me the exact feeling I was hoping for. The feeling of EXCITEMENT!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!! I AM GOING TO BRAZIL!!!!!!!!!!! I found out via text because I was working; and Robin DeRock (the wonderful outbound coordinator who told me this news) gave me the option to wait until I got home, or be excited for the rest of my shift. I couldn't wait; I wanted to know!! So the second I got home, after proclaiming this rad news on Facebook, I googled "Brazil", and spent about 5 hours on the computer looking at this amazing country! And since then, it feels like it's not even real. Honestly, it probably won't hit me until I am on a plane in July or August when I head down there.

Ok, well I think this will be it for the first post; I am just too tired to continue! But I first want to give a HUGE thank you to all the people who have helped me get this far in this amazing journey. Thank you to the Wenatchee Downtown Rotary Club, the DeRocks, and all my family and friends; and of course my mom and dad. From day one, they have been there supporting me; although I am sure that even in their wildest dreams they didn't think that the baby of the family would ever go to live in a foreign country for a year, but no matter what, they still said "Go for it!" And it is just very convienient that I am going some place hot and tropical. Really, mom was already looking at vacation packages the night I found out I was going to Brazil! So thanks mom and dad; I am the person I am today because of you two. I LOVE YOU!! And finally, God. The path that God has lead me on has been a blessing every step of the way. I can't wait to see where He will take me as I begin this wonderful journey.

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