The countdown is on. I know, I say that every time I post, but with every passing day my impending departure becomes more and more real. Not to mention I become better at finding excuses for procrastination.
That being said, what has happened over the last week or so is I have found myself becoming more reflective. My last months in D.C. and first half of the summer in Colorado were mostly about charging forward, but now I find myself looking more and more behind. I’m working on a more reflective piece about just WHY I decided to pursue this opportunity with the Peace Corps, but, in the meantime, I have found it impossible to separate my thoughts for that post from the ultimate goals of what I had hoped I would be able to gain from my service when I clicked that ‘submit’ button all those months ago.
This list is ever evolving, and may be something I come back and change later (or simply add to).
So, what am I really hoping to achieve?
- Feel like I made a difference with someone
- Understand where to go next with my life
- Explore, travel, see more
- Be happy
- Make the people around me happy
- Learn – A LOT
- Make it through the challenges set in front of me (and be stronger for them)
- Communicate with people – more than just language, but actually gain a mutual understanding
- Let some of my walls down
- Have fun, enjoy myself
What I’m Listening to Now: The Best of What’s Around by Dave Matthews Band
Words/Phrases of the Day: Expectations – something I’m trying to have very little of