So I'm down to 18 days until I leave the country. This means I need to start getting to my packing. I have also had people asking me for stuff that would be helpful. Let me get this out of the way first. I do not expect people to go out and to get me gifts for leaving. I have actually been avoiding telling people anything because I think it would be rude and all that stuff; however if you are looking to get me something here is a list of stuff I would consider helpful.
ITUNES GIFT CARDS- I have about 140 songs on my IPOD, I would love to expand this.
Swiss Army knife- I know me carrying a Swiss army knife.. could be dangerous.
Good can opener- need i say more?
Good scissors - see above
Camping stuff you think would be useful- If you know me, you know I have no clue what that would be.
That is just some ideas, I literally will probably love anything and find it useful. So there we go. Now back to the real blogging.
I am actually having panic moments now. I am remaining calm most of the time then I think "Oh my god, I have two weeks to get my whole life packed for someplace I really know nothing about. What the hell was I thinking? ABORT MISSION!!!" I then calm myself down and think of all the reasons I am going and I feel better. I have a feeling that they are only going to get worse. What is weird is people keep coming up to me and starting about everyone of their sentences, "But aren't you going to miss....." I know they all mean well, but I'm getting it like 10 times a day. I'm like your not helping me with my mini-freak outs. I guess it comes with the territory. Just kinda funny when they call me crazy then leave.
I now have really start to create a packing list... I almost want to quit work early and get on this stuff, however; I know I will be bored if I do. lol. Anyone got any questions or anything they want me to write about before I go? I'm taking requests. Just leave me a comment!!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Well for those of you who haven't heard; I, Trenton Michael Anthony Taylor, was accepted into the first phase of the Peace Corps and am leaving the country to go to Burkina Faso to teach IT and Technology. This is exciting and I am very happy that I could be accepted thus far. I have started this blog as a way for me to relay my adventures to people and to keep from having to write hundreds of letters about what I'm doing. Although, I may write some in my free time. So this first post is just an introduction and a way for me to test the format of the blog and play around. So far I like this theme. Its clean and seems to fit my needs. Well, I will write more about my planning and preparations when I actually start more planning and preparation. So au revoir. I hope that is right. I really need to get on this learning French thing.