Probably the Last Post Before I Fly

Posted by on August 14, 2012

So it’s the 14th, I leave my home city of Coventry and travel to London in 10 days, and then fly to Guyana the day after that. That means 11 days until I leave to spend a year in Guyana – a whole year, 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8760 hours, 525,600 minutes*, or about 31.5 million seconds. It’s all feeling very real, and I’m not feeling at all nervous yet. I’m excited. I applied for Project Trust over a year ago, went on selection about 10 months ago, and now it’s just 11 days until I get on a plane for the adventure of a lifetime.

I mean it when I say “adventure”. but this isn’t going to be a “year-long holiday” as some of my friends seem convinced… I’ll have a lot of fun and come back with some brilliant stories, but at the end of the day we’re going out there with a job to do and responsibilities to take on. Volunteers expected to work alongside full-time local teachers and lead classes of students that may only be younger than us by a few months, if at all. In fact, expectation will be even higher, as our A-Level awards are likely to make us (technically) better qualified than even some of the schools’ senior staff. I know I’m going to enjoy it, but I’d be lying if I said I think it’s going to be easy.

If you’ve somehow missed everything over the last several months, fear not: click on me for info on who I’m going with, click on me for info on what I’m doing, or click on me to see how you can keep in touch with me.

All that’s left for me to do now is buy a few last bits, pack, and then fly four and a half thousand miles around the world, so I’ll wrap this post up now. The next post on here will probably be once I’ve landed in Guyana and started my adventure.


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