Friday, July 31, 2009
Well, it's exactly midnight - the start of Saturday, and I leave for Alaska on Monday! Holy buckets ~ I absolutely cannot believe the time is already here!
I've enjoyed my time home immensely. People keep asking me if I'm ready to go back, and I say, "No... Yes... I don't know..." I think that's a darned good representation of how I feel! But I do have to say that today I really started to feel excited!
I have a new camera - new for me - and I am really excited about using it. I intend to try to get some really good photos this year, and I will try to post them often. Heck, I've got TREES to photograph this time! The photo, here, is one of just a few that I've been able to find online. I hope to get some good shots that I can post so there are more pictures for other people to find. In the meantime, this will have to do, and at least this photo does show TREES!
I also resolve to post journal entries more often this year. Being so far away, it's easy to isolate myself just a bit too much, and sometimes I have a tendency to do that, anyway. So, as part of my efforts to stay more connected, I will write more to share with all of you.
I don't know how I'm going to get everything that I have left done, but I'm sure that with limited sleep and lots of effort, it will all come together.
Here is my itinerary, as I know it now: I fly from the twin cities to Anchorage Monday evening. Tuesday through Friday, I have training with my new district. On Saturday, the district will transport us to our villages. That's about all I know so far. Like last year, I'll be celebrating my birthday in my new village.
Well, I just wanted to give you a quick update. But, you will hear more from me soon!