- Work with HOOP until I find a replacement for myself. We all want professionals to be running HOOP and although we founded it (or perhaps because of it) we know we are not the best people for the jobs we are in. The person could start as early as September, but I'm thinking late Fall (Spring, here) most likely.
- Go from Peru to Washington D.C. on January 20th to see my sister Valerie's Navy School graduation on the 25th, hang out with Val for a week on the East Coast on her off time.
- Spend a month or 6 weeks in the Pacific Northwest seeing all my loved ones.
- Return to Lima in March 2013 to get a job in tourism while I apply to be a flight attendant with LAN or Taca. Not sure how long that would keep me in/based out of Lima, a couple years I'm thinking at the moment.
|Anticipated flight attendant job acceptance victory dance|
At HOOP, we have been developing our aims as an organization and figuring out what direction we want to take Flora Tristan English School in. This obviously seems like something you do when you start up, not so many months (years, with FTES) after, but the entire process of starting an NGO is something we have done sort of upside down.Once they are solidified, I will give you an update!
|TT and me, on our visa trip to Chile|
We are still low on volunteers, but that should pick up mid-September. Currently, Priya and I are staying until January/February, Li is staying indefinitely, Eddy is staying 5 more months, and in September we will get 3 volunteers who want to stay 6-12 months--including the return of Teresa!! Teresa (aka TT) was our school coordinator but went home to Austria for the summer, and will be returning in September to be our Marketing Director for a year.
|FIA is seriously lacking Fisher Fair Scones|
I had a great birthday, thank you all for your birthday wishes. I treated myself to a weekend in Lima and had some really great seafood. I must say I am pretty glad to be where I am in life at 22, and I think this year is going to be even better than the last!