Thursday, May 15, 2008

Three Weeks!

It is 3am. I have 3 days until I am officially a college graduate, although technically I concluded my undergraduate education at exactly 11:47am, May 12, 2008. I also have three weeks until I embark on an amazing journey to Cameroon!

Today I became slightly overwhelmed with all the things and emotions simultaneously happening in my life. I love the crazy madness even though it seems somewhat out-of-control most of the times. My heart is 120% ready to go. Logistically, I am probably 65% there. I am 75% done with packing, still need to gather paperwork and take care of misc. things. Otherwise, I am ready.

There is irony with the fact I am sitting at work all day, managing money for some of the wealthiest individuals in St. Louis, yet all I want to do is read blogs of other PCVs and think about how I will generate income and savings for some of the poorest individuals in this world. I don't think modern portfolio theory will quite apply, but who knows. Perhaps I'll find an application somehow.

So far, my entire luggage weighs 60lbs. I still have some stuff to add, hopefully no more than 20lbs. worth, since 80 is my limit! I am simply bewildered by the fact everything I need over the next two years weigh less than 80 lbs. I packed nearly twice that amount when I was spending the SUMMER in London. Absurdity! Perhaps I will finally find the true meaning to "live simply". We shall see.


Brandi said...

I'm too afraid to weigh my luggage. Heh.

J.B. said...

grats on your graduation. I'll be heading for staging in sept. but i'm sure we'll run into each other in country.