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Some Last Words From the States

So today is the big day.  We leave the country later today and head off to Kenya as a group.  In total there are about forty of us and everyone seems really great! We have done numerous activities and icebreakers and the entire group is participatory and enthusiastic.  Our demographics are also very widespread, covering most all major ethnicities and an age range in the ballpark of 21 years to 70 years old.  We even had one women who had sold her vet practice and packed up and moved out of her home of 18 years.  Now there’s a risk taker!

In other news, some notes about this blog.  From this point forward I may have to be vague about some things, such as locations and numbers and activities.  This is not some form of government NDA, but rather just another step in ensuring our safety and the safety of our host communities.  But don’t have fear, I will still update it and I am sure the content will be most interesting besides.

So to all those reading back home, thank you yet again for your constant love and support.  Without them I wouldn’t be doing what I am about to do.  I am even more getting the feeling that the next two years will be far from easy (though thankfully I have not started hallucinating from the malaria prophylaxis), but that it truly will be the toughest job I ever love.  The Peace Corps just seems to have it all figured out pretty well.  So until my next post, goodbye, good day, good luck and I love you all.  And please remember, no news is good news when it comes to the Peace Corps.

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