Today I leave Little Rock for 75 days in Kathmandu, Nepal. While I've very excited about this huge adventure, this morning is filled with a bittersweet longing for those things I am about to separate from: Katie, Maggie, Ted, and all of my Little Rock friends. *SIGH*
I know that my going to serve the people of Nepal will enrich the lives I just mentioned as well as my own. But this morning, I just don't want to go. That's just the way I feel right now. I'm sure this feeling will wax and wane and be balanced by the excitement of the trip and the new friends I will make in Nepal. I'm going away to make us all richer.
...victory, respect, and a salute to the divine. I'm on a one woman mission to help the whole world fall in love with Nepal and discover the divine embedded in the turmoil. To my home away from home: Jai Nepal!!!
I'm completing my Master's degree at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. I've just completed my International Public Service Project in Kathmandu, Nepal working with READ - Rural Education and Development - an INGO that opens libraries that serve as community development centers. What's next? More public service in Nepal and the U.S.