Not bad for 2:30AM

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Our first steps were to lug our bags through construction-filled streets of Philly to our waiting bus. Roll call onboard found no lost souls – and a lot of smiling faces at this early hour.



Since yesterday’s post, a few people have asked me why I’ve decided to do this, which gives me the chance to refer you to the Page on this blog by that name. Someday, I’ll learn how to post a link directly to it, but until then please navigate yourself to the list of Pages in the righthand column.

And so it begins…

Flew from SFO to Philadelphia yesterday for today’s staging event. In an hour, I will meet for the first time my new colleagues – roughly 30 of us from around the country split between two teams: Community Economic Development (CED) folks and Healthcare people.

Welcome to Philadelphia!
First leg of my journey: Staging in Philadelphia

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19 days before I leave

Scheduled to fly out on April 11th for a staging day in Philadelphia, then an overnight flight to Windhoek via Johannesburg. The Pre-Service Training will be held in Okahandja, 40km north of the capital, with an intense schedule covering language, cultural and technical topics. 6 days per week for 9 weeks, complete with mid-term and final exams. Why did I think packing for two years was the hard part?