Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Friends, family and fellow adventurers: the start of my Paraguayan Peace Corps passage has begun!

My wanderlust has brought me across the US to Miami for staging, and after all the anticipation tomorrow I finally hop on an eight hour flight, one straight shot, to Asunción and the unknown.  It's my last night stateside, but I have already enjoyed so many last nights; at school, at work, in Denver, in Montana and with friends and family.  So I prefer to spend tonight with you, as I ponder my last truly reliable connection to a virtual network of readers that soothingly shrinks the distance between yesterday and tomorrow.

I cannot convey my appreciation for the amazing amounts of support I have received as I embark on this exhilarating new epoch in life.  Thank you, to all who have made this possible by encouraging me to follow my crazy dreams.  Again, life has revealed that anything is possible, and now it is time to let go of past ties and move forward with determination into something completely new.

As most of you know, I will be working as a community economic development volunteer, a mouthful of words indicating I will be doing small and rural business development work.  For the first ten weeks I will be stationed with a host family outside of the capitol for training and then I will get my site placement. I am so looking forward to sharing these adventures, but I would also love to have my day brightened by you.  Feel free to comment on the blog, email or send snail mail to:

Emily Joy, PCV
Cuerpo de Paz
162 Chaco Boreal c/Mcal. López
Asunción 1580, Paraguay
South America

Happy trails and jajotopata!
- Emily