Moving rooms again today. It's complicated, but now I will be living in the guest house! Which means less walking back and forth from the two houses, which means less exercise. lol
Things are getting better, but sometimes the other interns drive me nuts. Like yesterday MC kept us waiting for half an hour while she was getting ready, but it was okay because our driver wasn't here yet. But then as soon as she get here she was being a total diva, practically yelling at me to get my phone. And I calmly told her, "I'm in the middle of something. I don't have to throw it down as soon as you get here, and you don't get to yell at me for making you wait for five seconds." And then she got really PO'ed and didn't even want to go where we were going yesterday. Ugh. So annoying. Still, I'm not just going to let her treat me like that.
I've been here for FOUR WEEKS. Isn't that weird? Isn't that a long time? Still 9 1/2 more weeks though. Then perhaps I will go to Florida. I told my mom that I didn't think any of you guys wanted me, and she does sooooooooooooooooooooooo.
Anyway, I'm really tired. Sometimes it's really hot and I feel like I have bugs all over me. So I don't get too much sleep. I'm glad today is Sunday. I can't wait to get to church.
Almost time for breakfast. I wish it was pancakes and bacon, but I am anticipating oatmeal. Hopefully there will be toast also. Toast and peanut butter is what I eat fo breakfast a lot.
Sorry I didn't blog yesterday. I had a bad day.
Also, I will leave you with an Anna Beth quote: "I'm sorry that you're feeling lonely, but at least you have that diarrhea medicine!"
dudes, please comment on my other blog because it makes me feel loved, and I look back at my comments for encouragement when I need it!
Okay, let's think.
My "supervisor" is quitting. This is a really small organization, and I don't understand how it will run without her. Really, I don't know how everything is going to work. There is possibly going to be a week that we interns will be here without anyone else. I'm nervous because I don't even have a phone yet, and I don't know how anything works - how to get a translator, a driver, how to work the generator, the internet, ETC!!!!
Okay, remember how I said that I don't think that Charles the other intern is even a Christian? Today, he told me that he doesn't think we should do missions to unreached peoples....................................GAH! WHY IS HERE, WORKING WITH THIS MISSIONS ORGANIZATION? GAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our purpose with this organization is to show people the love of Jesus through holistic ministry. He probably just wanted to do doctor-y stuff, and no doctor-y organization would take him BECAUSE HE'S NOT EVEN IN MED SCHOOL YET.
I might be coming off as more aggravated than I actually am. I just think that he shouldn't be here, and that having people like that is possibly detrimental to our purpose.
LOVE YOU GUYS! I don't know how I'm ever going to leave this place................................................................. I get really anxious when I think about it even though it's still like 80 days away. Today is my 2 weekversary
Also we watched POTC 3 last night. Forgot how much I hate the ending.
Yes, this is one day late. Of course, I would have internet every single night except for last night when I was supposed to blog! That's pretty funny, really.
Well, things on here will no longer make sense to you unless your keep up with my other blog. So do that! For those of you who have been lame so far, it's shelbyloveshaiti.blogspot.com
That means that this blog will be for insider content -oooooh! That is, things that are not really appropriate for me to say on my public blog. Things here are not quite what I expected. I guess I don't really like the organization -WWV- very much. I don't really like the way they do things. They're rather unorganized. There is a medical intern here, named Charles. He hasn't even started medical school, but they thought he was a doctor! Isn't that the kind of thing you should ask someone BEFORE they fly to Haiti?? Also, there hasn't been as much spiritual formation as I would have hoped. In fact, the ONLY thing that we've done is prayed before meals. I'm so used to Asbury, where I pray with others 10-12 times a day, have chapel 3 times a week, have meetings to talk about spiritual growth, small groups, etc! Here it's just me alone - praying alone, reading the bible alone, etc. The others didn't even want to go to church on Sunday, so I went alone. Church was really great though! There were a lot of Haitians who spoke really good English and a lot of missionaries/blancs. I don't think that Charles is even a Christian. He tells everyone that he just wanted to come to Haiti because he was bored. It's just supposed to be a Christian organization, so I don't really understand. NWHCM, who I went with for Spring Break, had morning and evening devo's, and I really liked that. The work we do here is in vain if it's not God-centered. I don't know. It's just a lot of stuff that goes on like that, and the communication is still kind of bad. I don't really know what's going on most of the time, but that's not a very big deal. I've been a little shy and awkward around the rest of the staff, but it's getting better. Me shy?!?! I know, right? What's up with that? I don't know. I still love it here, but things are just not what I was anticipating. Speaking of things not being organized, we didn't really do a lot with the time that was just here. Most days we only went out from like 10-3. And 3 hours of that time would be driving! I just kind of think it's a waste not to do more things with teams, and for us not to do more things, for that matter. There has been a lot of hanging out. I've read a ton, which is nice, but not what I want. I want to making the most of my time - just like I always try to do every day of my life.
Ahh, this blog is getting really rambly.
If I do decide to move here, I don't think I'd want to work with WWV.
Except maybe if they put me in charge of stuff so I get fix some things.
But probably not.
At least there is no chance of me falling in love with the other intern! lol
Love you guys!
PLEASE READ AND COMMENT ON MY OTHER BLOG PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
on my way out
Here I am, in the chicago airport! I will be leaving in about eight hours, first to miami, and then to Port au Prince! Life has been so busy, that I have barely been able to process all of these emotions. I had the busiest semester ever, and it was followed by one short week of preparing and spending time with my wonderful friends and family. I'm definitely excited, but I'm a little bit nervous as well. I'm repeatedly reminding myself that it doesn't matter if
anything goes wrong because God will be with me through it all! Everything will be fine even if I do lose my luggage or miss my flight or whatever. I wasn't worried about any of these things before, but I'm suddenly doubting my competence in travelling internationally alone! This either the bravest or the silliest thing that I have ever done. I feel like such an adult right now. This is all so crazy!
I also want to thank again all of you who are supporting this internship and praying for me. This couldn't have happened without you.
I won't be in america for three months, and I know it won't be the same when I get back - because I won't really be the same!
I love all of you! If you read this in the next eight hours, feel free to call me. I've got nothing better to do! The airport is rather empty this time of night, and most of the interesting places are closed by now.
this is the best you're going to get this week because i'm staying up all night to write a paper!
hello from my real vlog! i hope i fooled somebody with the first one.
here is the link for my fake blog, in case anyone missed it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI6el9wL_E4&context=C4a0f42eADvjVQa1PpcFOwK7yOrxp_ubKyfdUixUG6SEXIR6U_19o=
happy april 2!
Each of us is assigned a certain day of the week to blog.