01.25.14
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01.25.14

Fourteenth Day – What This Experience Has Taught Me I may never fully realize all the ways this trip has changed me … What I do realize is even more than I had expected Well, I’m on the plane again. Headed home this time… and it’s raining – again. We’re taxiing, the security announcements are … Continue reading

01.24.14
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01.24.14

Thirteenth Day – Things I’ve Learned So Far With a ‘revolving door’ of volunteers, the kids don’t get all that attached … Some of the staff do One person’s peaceful day is another’s maddening boredom Nothing lights up your world like the face of a beaming child Today has been rather odd – completely unlike … Continue reading

01.22.14
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01.22.14

Eleventh Day – Things I’ve Learned So Far I can, upon occasion, enjoy eggs with onions & peppers… small(ish) ones This country girl loves her some speed-boat action! Visiting ruins sites is a ‘must-do’ I am mutha-f’in SHE-RA, bitches Alone time can be very healthy … on the other hand – the thing about staying in … Continue reading

01.19.14
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01.19.14

Eighth Day – Things I’ve Learned So Far Some days just aren’t great … and that’s ok too Also, do not try to get the bus in Belize on a Sunday We called it on Friday. When we found out that the kids had the day off, one of the volunteers said “It’s gonna be … Continue reading

01.18.14
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01.18.14

Seventh Day – Things I’ve Learned So Far I can do this Time truly does change with your perception Clean laundry is an unexpected joy When the new wears off, kids start to show out There are people all over the world who truly care about others and share what they have Some things are worth … Continue reading

01.17.14
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01.17.14

Sixth Day – Things I’ve Learned So Far A breezy day can change your outlook on life Canadians can be whiny-butts when they don’t get the sun they want Unprompted hugs from little ones is what it’s all about Befriending locals & being remembered feels great – like you actually belong “Clean” is an entirely … Continue reading

01.16.14
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01.16.14

Fifth Day – Things I’ve Learned So Far Certain breezes through the trees here sound just like rain I love animals – anytime, any place, any reason I can travel entirely on my own & not panic – and feel like a total bad-ass If I want to completely feel as though I have the … Continue reading

01.15.14
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01.15.14

Fourth Day – Things I’ve Learned So Far Sometimes, sleeping in is a fool’s paradise It can get so hot that an envelope’s un-licked glue can melt & seal to what’s inside The journey can be just as much fun as the destination Making a kid giggle can make your day Sometimes, you simply make … Continue reading

01.14.14
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01.14.14

Third Day – Things I’ve Learned So Far Cool, misty mornings are my favorite, regardless of what continent The name for the people here is (pronunciation) ‘belishans’, not ‘belize-ians’ Cool, misty mornings make for thick, hot, blinding, soul-suckingly humid days (not my favorite) Getting ‘lick-kisses’ from a baby deer is one of the best things … Continue reading

01.13.14
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01.13.14

Second Day – Things I’ve Learned So Far Working through the pain & it going away is a real thing A fried egg can taste like pure heaven Walking kids to the bus-stop feels both new & completely timeless Folding sheets by yourself & not letting them touch the ground is hard Anyone who complains about … Continue reading