Monday, March 23, 2015

An Obstacle

Hey guys! To be honest, I am going to try to keep this post short and to the point. I could rant on and on about the week I've had, but that's not going to help anyone. So... basically I have been having some scheduling conflicts recently. When I originally signed up for the trip I was set to go at the beginning of the summer. That was fine, but the coordinators wanted to fill up the later trip so they asked me to switch. At the time there was not a problem with that. However, after being switched into that trip I figured out my sister will be moving into collage at that point in time. I really couldnt miss that so my dad emailed our coordinator and asked to be moved back to the earlier session. It was full.

This past friday I got the email that there is no longer a spot for me on the trip. I asked to be put on the waiting list in hopes that someone will move or drop out. To sum things up, I'm not feeling very confident that I will be going to Costa Rica anymore. All I can do is hope for the best and have faith a spot will open up for me. This week I will be checking for a spot to open up, and it is possible I will be looking for alternate options for my project. Keep your fingers crossed it'll all work out! 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Donations

Hey y'all! I just had a crazy weekend! I had choir competition, and I am currently running on pure exhaustion. Even though this weekend was mostly filled with singing and dancing and not sleeping, I did get one step further in my project.  About a week ago I emailed a GLA rep with various questions about personal donations. She responded with a bunch of answers! She led me on the path of donating school related items. I will be looking into Spanish/English books to bring with me as well as a few soccer balls. Another thing I spoke with her about was when/how the children will get the donations. I made it clear to her that I wanted the relationship I make with community to be as genuine as possible. In saying that, I would rather the donations be given to them after I leave. This would be in an efforts to have more of a meaningful relationship rather than one based on material goods. She seemed very much on the same page as me on that issue.

Having a stronger idea of what I'm wanting to donate, this next week will be all about "how?". I hope to have a more definite plan for my upcoming blog.

P. S
I got fitted for a new Osprey backpacking daypack, and I got some new hiking boots for the trip!!