Hello Friends! I know it´s been a long time since I last updated. I kept forgetting my camera, and I don´t like to just post text. But things have definitely been busy! We just finished training officially today, and we have our Swearing In Ceremony on Friday. After that, I have 2 days in Asuncion, and then I´m leaving for my site!
I´m basically over my homesickness for now. I think it´s been replaced by excitement. I´m encouraged by my language scores (Intermediate-high for Guarani, Intermediate-low for Spanish), though I think they were being generous with the scores. I spoke with Amanda (The volunteer I´m replacing) yesterday, and it sounds like the people in the community are just as excited as I am, which is great! I´m really eager to get to site and start building relationships with my new friends and families.
In case you don´t know where San Jose Boqueron is:
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The last couple of weeks have revolved around closing out service, taking tests, and learning random skills that might be useful at site. We cooked with our language professors (Chipa Guasu!), re-learned how to make good tererè, and made granola.
I can receive calls for free, but that doesn´t mean that it won´t cost the caller anything. I´m not sure what the skype to phone rate is from the US to Paraguay, or what it would cost for you to send texts. Yes, people, I finally have a cell phone plan with texting. But it´s probably insanely expensive... But anyways, hopefully we can all catch up soon!
Until then, Adios!
And just as a reminder, my address has changed in the sidebar. The only difference is that the "PCT" has changed to a "PCT."