Tomorrow I’m going to go a friends in Permet and check out her site, which is located in the valley of a beautiful mountain range and then will be going North to Korca to another friends place. The road there is through the mountains and very picturesque. I’m going up there for the Close of Service conference where I will sadly be seeing some friends I’ve made for the last time in Albania. But I’m looking forward to the new group coming in March and moving into being their mentors. There’s a party up in Peshkopi in March and hopefully Alana will get together a little football and bbq down here with me in April too. Some of the best parts of PC really is being with these interesting unique, high achieving people.
And even in my down times, I’ve been spending a lot of time with my boyfriend Ryan. He’s always perky and entertaining and brings me back around to the good. He’s a great partner in the kitchen, teammate in Risk (not!), opponent in tetris battle, shoulder to cry on, lender of support, and goofy loveable guy. Would have been a cold and bleak winter without him.
It’s interesting how, before PC the volume of work I used to get done was about ten times more. Now, a productive day is getting out some emails or talking to one person or getting the girl I tutor to actually have our regular session. Simply making a decent supper or scoring a hard to find grocery item is success. It’s a different pace of life that has taken time to get used to. But if seeing new things, spending time with great people, and being challenged harder then ever before in my life is success.. then this is it.