Thursday, May 21, 2009
So this is how we party in Jamaica. We kill a chicken, go on a hike, then eat the chicken. This may have been my favorite birthday ever.
I know it's been a while since my last post but I've been busy. Last week I went to Kingston and was sworn in as an official volunteer. We went to the US embassy and got sworn in by the Ambassador. Now that everything is official I'm pretty much on my own. This is both good and bad. My job at the Health Dept is keeping me busy for now but I want to start working on some projects in my community. It's been a challenge (in a good way) to meet everyone in my community, and an even bigger challenge that I'm the only white guy there. Everyone knows who I am, where I go everyday, and what I say. It's a little strange living in a fishbowl because you have to be on your guard every minute of the day.
I have internet access now at my office so I'll try to update my blog weekly.