Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Just the Beginning ~Brit

Its really hard to believe its only been 5 days since I got on a plane in San Francisco. Every single part of my "normal" has been given new meaning. We are here in Mongolia at our traning site and getting ready to meet our host families and face more change. The flight took a lot out of me and I have a lot of dizziness and the feeling that I have been on a boat for the past few days. In addition to that, Anthony gave me his cold which was a little miserable for a while. The 12 hour time change was a lot to handle and despite my efforts, I wake up at 5:30/6:00 every morning. Yesterday I had enough time to take a little run  around my school and I found a Buddah statue and the view was crazy beautiful. It was straight out of a movie, there were birds flying, sun shining, and I was exuding happiness. As I ran back I came upon a group yoga sesh lead by one of my awesome fellow volunteers. I love all of the people I'm here with and want to know everything about them all. Our days have been filled with our first Mongolian lessons (in which we crashed and burned,) cultural sessions (which have been interesting to say the least,) and health and safety briefings. At night we have free time to walk around and grab dinner. We took a Meeker to an old part of the city we were in and went to a market and I got a pair of new shoes. I love Mongolia and the people are lovely.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you're loving your new country and doing well with everything! I've been thinking about you tons and always wondering what you're doing in that moment. I've reached to text you so many times, then realized I have to get used to NOT doing that so often. I'm also constantly adding (or subtracting) 12 hours from my current time and trying to guess what I think you MIGHT be doing at that time, lol. Needless to say, I miss you, but am so happy for you. Enjoy the adventure :) XOXOXOXOXO from Florida