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One Week

February 21, 2012

Well, in one week I’ll be at staging in Georgetown, learning all about how not to die in the Caribbean and probably playing cheesy getting-to-know-you games. I love cheesy getting-to-know-you games!

I do not love packing. And I do not love saying goodbye.

My room is currently covered in a collection of clothes, cooking utensils, and cool tech gadgets. (Sorry I’m not sorry about the alliteration.) I have my suitcases sitting there to remind me how much space I have available. 80 lbs of stuff needs to fit into one rolling duffel and one regular duffel. It’s not looking easy. I always think of packing as a game of Tetris, so maybe I’ll go play some old-school block-dropping to get in the mood. Did I mention I do not love packing?

I also had yet another goodbye lunch today. I’m spending this week meeting up with people around DC and saying goodbye. I don’t actually say goodbye, preferring the much happier “See you later.” So I’m just kind of deluding myself, but that’s okay. I know today’s Peace Corps is not the Peace Corps of the 1960s–we have Skype, cell phones, and email–so it’s not like I’ll be leaving everyone I love in a clean break. But I know it will be different and strange and that will take some getting used to. Did I mention I do not love saying goodbye?

So yeah. One week to go. I have a lot to do. Best get to it.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Robin permalink
    February 22, 2012 7:04 AM

    Brendan, we are so proud of you. You are going to have a wonderful experience. Be smart – Be safe! Love, Uncle Glenn & Aunt Robin

  2. Juana permalink
    February 22, 2012 8:20 AM

    Bienvenido seas.

    I dint even know we have Peacecorp forces…

    Okey, firts thing to do: Learn spanish a la dominican way. Life is a lot easier if you do.


    PD: Sory, bad english of doom.

  3. Dad permalink
    February 22, 2012 1:25 PM

    did I mention I hate mailing things that were not packed? 🙂
    Good luck with the final scurry around.


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