I wrote this first post for a different blog one month ago. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in Costa Rica for this long already, yet it feels like longer. I didn’t know it was possible to love this country any more than I already do, but with each friend I make, each person that welcomes me home, I fall in love even more.
I’m excited for what these two years have in store, and I can’t wait to share it with you!
The past year has been month after month of difficult situations and transitions. From difficult living situations to totaling my car in a wreck, applying for the Peace Corps and finding out 2 months before leaving that for various reasons I might not be cleared . Whatever could go wrong did.
Yet here I am on the bus to the airport, Costa Rica bound, sleep deprived, and with a very full heart. I guess you could say I’m getting my heart back since it never really left Costa Rica 15 years ago. There are no words for this moment. My mind doesn’t yet seem to comprehend what my heart fully knows.
I have an amazing group of 18 people who are very different than me, but they have the same spirit of helping and desire to leave the world a better place. They’re funny, they’re kind, they don’t take themselves too seriously. I couldn’t ask for more.
This commitment has taken sacrifice of all kinds. My fur baby and best friend in the world has moved to NY and is living with a couple who has showered her with more love, patience, compassion, and understanding than I could have hoped for. My family is more than supportive of this move, and I am grateful.
Here’s to my new family, Tico 32!