One month to go!!!
So here I am, in the final stretch of my service. One month from today I will be boarding a train from Kiev and waving good bye to Ukraine. It's hard to believe that my service is almost over. It's been an amazing time here and I've learned a handful of important life lessons that now I will no share...
1) When a pack of street dogs start heading toward you... maintain direction and and gradually pick up your pace of walk. Any changes may startle them... but always remember, sometimes there is just nothing you can do. Some little boogers will just bite you! (Ask my friends Theresa or Tristan)
2) Take advantage of running water... SHOWER IMMEDIATELY! You may never know when the water will come back.
3) Always bring your MP3 Player to the Internet club or you too can have the real life simulation of being in the middle of a battle say in downtown Bahgdad with all the gunfire, carcrashes and yelling all around. I forgot mine today and let me tell you kicking myself for it.
4) Surround yourself with and eclectic and colorful group of people. When you are in a funk at least one of themany personalities will find a way to de-funk you... or they will just tell you their funny baba story of the day at least!
5)Always wear comfy shoes... I know the knee high stelletto leather boots with silver chains and rhinestones are very popular ladies, but really, when faced with a dog situation as in lesson 1, they are not conducive to a run...
Well that's all for now!!! I've gotta catch the last marshrutka back to the village. I leave Kiev May 16th and will be in the USA June 2nd!!! I can't believe it! See you all soon!