Hello again! Let’s see…. It’s a hot Saturday afternoon in June. And I’m sitting on news. Big news. Since living in Kalimpong for the first five months of 2005 during my study abroad, it’s been my dream to work with the program that Pitzer College runs in northeastern India. This wasn’t an option when I was graduating from Pomona, so I signed up with Global Ministries – a wonderful opportunity to live and work in India and also to work with the church, which I was excited about. Anyway, when I returned from Kalimpong in the middle of April, it was with the newfound knowledge that there was a position available with the program but in Nepal.
Life has not always been easy at Pannai, and with the continued lack of direction that I felt I had at Pannai even after being there for 8 months, I was feeling it was time to move on. In any case, to make a long story and much thinking short, when I was offered the position of an intern living and working with Pitzer’s Program in Kathmandu, Nepal, I said yes. So I’m leaving Pannai at the end of June. It’s all quite sudden, but I feel really at peace about the move and about myself. I’m excited about going to Nepal, a new country but one where I speak the language and know about the culture. And who can resist the mountains. The Himalayas.
After two and a half weeks of traveling with one of my best friends in all the world (who’s coming all the way from the US to visit! Smile), I’m moving to Nepal during the third week of July and starting work the first week of August. Whew!
I promise to keep writing emails and letters.
I know this is all very sudden. It’s sort of sudden for me too. But right. I feel really good about this!
Much love and much peace,