While I would say the wait to find out about my acceptance into the First Fifth was difficult, I think waiting for our project partnerships was simply agonizing. Mama Hope has a wide variety of amazing projects, from an orphanage in Ghana to a school in Tanzania and a tree nursery in Kenya, I just didn’t know where I was going to be going!
I took an AdvilPM last night so I was quite groggy this morning when I remembered the project postings were slated to go up after I went to bed. I very gracefully fell out of bed, stumbled over to the computer and tried to make sense of the blurred letters on the screen as I signed into what I hoped was my email account. My luck held and the screen vaguely resembled the gmail I have grown so accustomed to. Blinking rapidly, I saw the bolded letters that indicated a new message and clicked the mouse vaguely in their general direction. It took a few tries, but I finally got the information I was looking for: I will be working on the expansion of a water project and food garden in Kisumu, Kenya!
Cue the excited squeal that had two of my cats come running.
More information regarding this project will be forthcoming after I attend the training in San Francisco on the 18th, but for now I simply feel blessed. And badly in need of another cup of tea.