I arrive in India on August 2nd. For those of you who don't like to frequently count days on the calendar, that's just 26 short days from today. *insert awed face here* My to-do list for the next three weeks is beginning to feel a bit daunting, but I am incredibly excited for this awesome opportunity.
Here are just a few highlights from my list of things to do:
1- Learn to shower without getting water in my mouth - for a chronic shower-singer, this is very difficult.
2- Get immunized for Typhoid Fever & Meningitis. Tomorrow. I don't like needles. uh-oh... someone please hold my hand?
3- Wait patiently for my visa to arrive. (& Patience isn't always top on my list of virtues...)
4- Get used to the idea of water buffalo milk on my Wheaties... yummy.
5- Pack an extra-large suitcase with very few things.
6- Write about 100 thank you notes - Sorry I'm slow! I AM grateful... but also busy... but thank you to everyone that has supported me, both financially & emotionally. I really appreciate all the confidence that everyone has in me & all of the well wishes.
7- Figure out how I'm going to survive three weeks in 100+ degree weather when I'm not allowed to wear shorts. EEEK.
8- Talk my way in to a window seat for the 20+ hour flight.
9- Tell Amelia H that she's awesome about 703 times! Thanks so much for your help & faith in me!
10- Get ready for my biggest adventure of my life.
ALSO - a VERY happy birthday to Mr. Keaton Jolley, who used to comment on my blog & now spends his free time creating the most randomly entertaining podcasts on this earth, quite possibly in the whole universe. He's over there > check it out & wish him a rockin' birthday on the 8th.