Well it is my turn to write in the journal. I’m still not 100% sure what I am supposed to be writing about, but Dan said whatever is going through my head at the time, so here goes .
I am happy to be going on the trip, no doubt about that. I will go to the meetings, learn and do what they ask, it is not a lot. I’m just not as excited at the moment as some are. I just do not get excited about things so early in advance. I can guarantee that will change as the time for us to go draws near, I mean who wouldn’t? This is the first time I am going off of the North American continent, without my family. I went to Mexico when I was ten with my family, and I visited Montreal, Canada when I was seventeen, with my high school French class, but I am from the Northeast, it really is not going very far. It is a completely different culture, a language I can barely speak, and people I have never met before in my life. It is going to be weird and new. At the moment, I am trying to balance my academics, with Artillery training, with the NUVA meetings. I have to focus on getting things done right now rather than focus on the trip exclusively.
The meetings have been pretty administrative so far. The first meeting, we just did introductions, and reviewed who would do what. The second meeting, we did a little more about that, and then we touched on a cultural presentation to the Nicaraguans. I think we should involve the song “Living in America” by James Brown in there somehow.