We just got information on our host families yesterday, and today I move to Sagure! I don’t know a lot about the town, except it has around 10,000 people and might be a little chilly – which will be strange for summer.
I’ll be living with two teachers and their three children, ages 14, 18, and 22. They live in a small compound, so I’ll have a room inside the main house with a latrine toilet and a private room for my bucket “showers.” Also: I get a cat! Which also means I’ll probably get fleas. Bring it on. (I’m trying to act more optimistic than I currently feel.)
We’ve been told repeatedly that these next 10 weeks will be the hardest out of our 27 months of service. Wish me luck! If I can survive this, I can survive anything! Also, a heads up: I don’t think I’ll have internet in Sagure so I’ll probably only be able to get online once or twice a week when we go to Assella for our large training groups. Which means I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to update this blog. So if you don’t hear from me for a while, don’t worry, I’m still alive : ) just living like the Ethiopians.
Best wishes, Ashley! You’ll do great! Keep up the positive attitude. Like I always say – focus on the positives and don’t worry about things beyond your control. I have confidence in you and know that you will make a positive difference. Take care….and don’t get fleas! 🙂 ~ Jen
Thinking of you, Ashley!
I am so excited to follow your story and adventure!! Your Grandma Linda and Uncle Richard shared the blog and I am so psyched. BEST wishes from Memphis!! Your Mom’s Cousin Toni
Thanks for your support everyone!