Saturday, July 21, 2007


"you will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands." (isaiah 55:12)

and welcome to my blog about my adventures in senegal

on 4 july 2007 i was officially invited to join the united states peace corps as an agroforestry extension agent in senegal
at that point, my entire universe was flipped inside out
(before that i was just sidling through life, taking my time to notice the color of the flowers in my yard)

this blog will chronicle my pre-departure days, the 2+ years itself, and perhaps the days that follow
but i am getting ahead of myself (typical)
let's just focus on the now and current
aka i will be spending the next few weeks prepping myself to experience life in west africa

i understand that this opportunity is a privilege for me
luckily, i have all the education, support, opportunties, & amenities needed in order to pursue an endeavor like this
i have no obligations
no children, no job, no boy/man, no crises to take care of that is preventing me from escaping the torment of post-grad entry-level hell

therefore, this blog/journal/confessional
please journey with me as i attempt to make sense out of all that is about to happen
hopefully i will be able to update frequently and i hope to include photos, videos, and maybe a drawing every now and then (if i have the time!) so that you may experience at least a fraction of what life as a peace corps volunteer in senegal is like

forgive me for times of weakness
crassness (sorry daddy & mommy!), ranting, and on occasion, utter stupidity
but i'll try to make this as fun as possible

i'll admit
i'm scared out of my mind
so please stick by me by maybe reading my words...
but at least look at the pictures!

1 comment:

treesaver said...

i'll be your first reader.