All of a sudden it has just dawned on me – holy moly in three weeks I will be on a plane to Nepal!!!!!!!!!!!
This week I have a meeting with the Nepalese Society of New Zealand to learn more about Nepal, the culture, poverty and all the other bits n’ pieces that will help me out when I get there. The group is also covering costs for a whole week in country!!!!! Wow! Thank you so much!!!
My volunteer job with Orphan Aid International is all lined up and ready to go and we are having a meeting before I go to firm up the working brief for gathering the stories of the children Orphan Aid supports in Kathmandu. And it looks like I have a stay at another orphanage in Kapan for my first couple of weeks – just sorting out the final details. Yippeeeee!
I am still doing some fundraising to cover my costs in country – if you want to contribute- you can donate to my account at PayPal – firstname.lastname@example.org.
So basically I am in the getting everything organised phase – moving out of my apartment, doing odd jobs here and there to raise as much money as I can before I go. I am really keen to do some yoga and mediation training while I am there alongside gathering stories and volunteering.
So it’s bring on the adventure!!! It still doesn’t feel real yet even though it is actually happening. All rather overwhelming and wonderful and humbling at the same time. Wow, I am so lucky to get to step out on the path of my dreams!!
And thank all for your support in this- I don’t really have the words to express my gratitude -especially to my core group of supporters ,mentors, and my Nepalese based network – you know who you are (Sarah,Anna, Sue, the Karen’s, Pete, Tamar, all the baking crew and the professionals I have gone to for advice – Rob Harley, Sarah Short, Karen St John, the Orphan Aid International crew and my Nepalese crew)- you rock! And a special huge thank you to my parents who are backing me 110 percent in this and seeing this is really what I want to do with my life. It has been quite the adventure just getting here so thank you Rosemary and Hans Grueber!!
Any advice or thoughts or places to visit when I have some down time will be gratefully accepted.
I am open to what happens when I get there so it going to be quite the adventure folks!!!