Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A Typical Day

Hey everyone! Sorry that I have not been doing a very good job of keeping my blog updated. Has it really already been over two weeks since I last wrote?! I believe that because I am no longer thinking about how the days or months relate to events in the United States, my sense of time has completely changed. Lately, I have just been focusing on one day at a time, maybe a few days in advance depending on what kinds of activities we have coming up. Also, my weekdays are packed pretty full so there isnt much down time to stop and think about everything that has happened or how much time has passed. Anyways, to give you guys an idea of what Training has been like so far, here is an idea of my usual schedule:

6 am – wake up
6:45 am – breakfast with my host mom
7:10am – I am out the door headed to school
7:30 am-11:30 am – language class
11:30am-12:30 pm – lunch
12:30 pm-4:30 pm – CORE training (safety and security, health, general development strategies . . .) or TECH training (everyone splits up into Municipal Dev, Youth Dev, and PAM to get more specific project training)
9:00 pm – bedtime

One fun thing that happens at lunchtime is that most of the host families don’t send us with a lunch to the office but drop it off later on so it’s warm. The school is up on a hill and for those who get their lunch dropped off (like me), we all have to walk down to the entrance and find our Tupperware or lunch box with our name on it. I felt like a five year old every time I get my lunch, hurry back up the hill, and open it up to see what is inside. LOL.

When our day at the office is done, we usually head home, to the internet café, or to the campo to either play soccer or Ultimate. (Actually, we have only successfully played ultimate once. Hondurans love their soccer, so trying to get a game of Ultimate going is pretty tough).

Getting used to the Honduran lifestyle is definitely getting easier. In fact, I think I am immune to itchy bug bites now. No joke, I’ll get bit and resisting the urge to scratch them has gotten easier and easier to the point where now they heal faster because I leave them completely alone. Also, I am becoming closer and more comfortable with my host family (and even getting some free cooking lessons!). Although my body is still adjusting to the food, the climate, the language, the bugs, and everything else, I definitely have a lot of positive things to think about whenever I am feeling homesick.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Your summer sounds so much more exciting than mine! The pictures are great and I love reading about the stuff you are learning and doing. I definitely am starting to feel pretty spoiled, though.