As it is quite obvious, I have not written or updated this blog in months.
Back in July I received my Peace Corps invitation to Ethiopia. I had about an hour of celebration before all the tasks in preparing for Ethiopia poured in. I received multiple handbooks and hundreds of pages to read about Peace Corps policies, how to mentally and physically prepare myself, what to expect, what not to expect, safety regulations, financial responsibilities, numerous major medical examinations and vaccines, the list goes on. It's been nearly three months since I began these tasks and I am still far from being complete. On top of all this preparation I have still had to continue on with my every day responsibilities - work, family, volunteer commitments. Needless to say, I have been quite overwhelmed.
So while I continue in the process of preparing myself for the Peace Corps I would like to take a break from my everyday blog (okay, I already started the break but now I'm informing all of you) and channel all my new excitement and anxiety into a new project. I have started a new blog called, "Ethiopia Catalog". This is what I will use for my creative outlet before and during my 27 months in Ethiopia. There are chances that I will occasionally update this blog with a DIY project or quite note, but for a while I'd like to focus on preparing for my new adventure.