Well, today’s the day I bid a fond farewell to Barranquilla, and all the friends I’m leaving behind here, and get on a bus to move to Cartagena!
I’ve been a flurry of a packing hurricane all of yesterday, with a brief stopover for one last meal at OpenDog with Emily, and I am proud to say that I managed to fit all my stuff back into my two suitcase, one backpack and a purse that I brought with me with only the addition of my mosquito net bag, and a small gift back with spill-able toiletries in it. I’m ready to go!
But how do I feel? I feel ready to move on from training and Barranquilla; I’m ready to put down some roots in my new town and really get to know my new host family and neighbors and school community.
I don’t feel particularly ready to start working at my school, but luckily we have a nice, long observation period before we even get started co-teaching, so I’ll have some time to figure things out.
And I hear my new host family has a cat!
So, wish me luck as this town, this school, and this family will be the next two years of my life.