Well, after my first full day and night in Nicaragua, I can really say that I want to move down here and start my own school! Some of the things down here just allow one to truly understand what it is to live free and happy. This, of course, comes from the perspective of a first world American citizen. However, I can with conviction unparalleled say that my entire understanding of the world has changed. This is because the culture here in Nicaragua is so shocking, so thrilling, so immersive, that one cannot help but be in awe of the place and its people. It’s true, the culture is immersive, the country beautiful, however, another very real factor is the poverty. The beautiful people I’m living with are considered to be the Nicaraguan middle class, hardworking and stable. However, they do not have clean washing water, or windows even. This means that even they, the middle class, have an alarmingly large mortality rate due to infection and disease. One can only imagine the hardships undergone by those living less than 100 meters from mi casa, whom live in scrap metal sheds without water or electricity. Nicaragua is in actual need of help, we have the very real capability to help these people, this to me, is what it’s all about. There are very few other things in my life I have found so rewarding. In fact, to be frank from Frank, at this moment I can’t think of another thing I’d rather be doing on earth.