With many mixed emotions about my departure I stumbled on a blog by a volunteer who is currently in Moshi. She described her first week experiences and I have to admit it seems I may have been worrying more than necessary. The home base takes really good care of the volunteers and we will have three full days just for orientation and sight seeing. Her descriptions of hikes to the waterfalls, views of Mt. Kilimanjaro from the house, and plans for Safari, all within the first week and a half makes me incredibly excited to go.
She is working in an orphanage, and I can’t imagine how hard that must be! I know this will be “life changing” and from all the stories i’ve read, it will be for the best. For the first time since I’ve signed up, I’m more excited than nervous about my departure!
I also started my live-vaccine for Typhoid, which still weirds me out a bit.