Here’s my first week at a glance. I wanted to post this to give you all an idea of what my life here is like so far and also for myself to remember it! So here we go: This week I…
-Schooled some middle school boys in basketball at Teen Night.
-Got recruited for the local community marching band by a former YAV.
-Went to a yoga class led by Pastor Rob and felt good about it until Landslide by Stevie Nicks came on…
-Went to a City Hall meeting where 500 people signed up to speak to the city council about the anti-discrimination ordnance, on the 50th Anniversary of the march on Washington.
-Made it onto the local news station with my housemates as we were leaving the meeting.
-Joked that I would make the church singing group change their name to “The Angel and Los Holy Boys” since I will be joining them.
-Visited a pandaria and a botanica (witchcraft store, casual) during Spanish class one day.
-Met a girl named Raven and a girl named Chelsea on my first day at Peace Pals.
-Had surprisingly so much fun hanging out with the kids on my first day at Peace Pals.
-Cried because I was laughing so hard with Maggie at my own joke, at an inappropriate time to laugh of course.
-Made chicken salad for our class fiesta/food exchange with my Spanish teacher and her wife.
-Was wined and dined by some awesome young adults on the hospitality committee at Divine Redeemer.
-Went biking and had my first showdown with a stray dog. We both went away limping a little.
-Got to take part in worshipping and sharing communion in both English and Spanish at Divine Redeemer this morning.
-And I sweat. Every. Single. Day.
All in all, this has been quite the week! Highs and lows included. Life here is so different than how I’ve ever lived before and though I know that is what makes this year so hard, I’m excited. And this has just been a week of orientation! Real life and schedules start Tuesday, but I’m ready. Ready or not, gunna give it a go!