Well, the enthrallment has begun to wane and reality has set in. Even though four and a half months seems like a long time, my head has started spinning circles with all the things that need doing. Those who know me well will know that I love lists, and lists in a certain order. The whole “moving halfway around the globe” idea seems to have thrown me for a bit of a loop though. My mind runs from one thing to the next and I can’t seem to get everything to settle into a nice order so it can be checked off a list. Oh well, maybe it will come in time. I need to do MUCH reading before I leave and this is giving me quite the challenge. It is one thing to read because I want to, and yet another to read because I need to. Please pray that I will have the perseverance to slog through the stack of necessary yet dull information on my required reading list. In the last week I have enjoyed “meeting” several of my fellow volunteers online and am looking forward to getting to know them in person very much!