I can hardly believe it, but the time of departure is nearly upon us! It's hard for me to believe I just met my fellow team members at the end of May to start plotting and planning our trip together. Now four-ish months later, we are already a cohesive team with a plan for action and common goals. I can hardly wait for all that we're going to encounter while abroad!
I, like my teammates I feel sure, have been busy buying last minute travel essentials, doing laundry and packing my bags. It's been surreal this week saying goodbyes to the people I typically encounter on a regular basis. I've received so many "good lucks" and other well wishes, I know that we'll have a huge group of people wishing us the best and keeping us in their thoughts while we're away.
I can't express enough thanks to the Rotarians here in Sumter who have shown their support and have helped make this trip possible for me.
Well -- back to the getting ready and checking off of items on the seemingly never-ending to-do list!