Goodbye to Summer, and Hello to New Adventures

As I sit at my desk and type up this blog post, I’m starting to realize that this is it. Tomorrow morning, I will be stepping on a plane to DC and leaving my life as I know it for nine months. Nine months isn’t a long time in the grand scheme of things, but when I’m abroad, I’m sure it will feel like a split second at times, and at other times, an eternity.

In the past week, I packed up my suitcases (this took forever), said goodbyes to dear friends, received information about my Arabic Oral Proficiency level and my host family (more on this next week, inchallah)! I also wrapped up my summer project: Your Future, Their Future. The purpose of the project was to mentor high school students with college applications, and then donate all proceeds towards GirlForward. In all, we raised $1,140 for GirlForward!! Although I wasn’t able to be an active member in the GirlForward community this summer, I’m glad I could support the organization in a small way. โค

This post is an extremely brief update– likely the shortest post I have written to date. I’m incredibly excited to meet my cohort and begin my journey with Pre Departure Orientation in DC tomorrow, and I plan to blog about that soon! For the rest of the year, I hope to provide bimonthly updates (at least), but we’ll see! A big personal goal I have for this coming year is BALANCE, so although I hope to learn as much Arabic as possible and fully immerse myself in Moroccan culture to the best of my ability, I also want to work on prioritizing health and self care, listening to myself (and being kind to myself), and working on stress management while abroad. So with that, I hope to use blogging as an outlet to express my emotions and experiences, but I might not have a strict schedule because I don’t want it to ever feel like a chore!

6 thoughts on “Goodbye to Summer, and Hello to New Adventures

  1. Yes, never a chore my friend! I can imagine that’s one of your challenges? Please know I’ll be loving following your adventure – ONLY when you think it’s fun to write/post!!! What an amazing 9 months you have ahead. Spread those wings and soak up every morsel. Wow what a fabulous opportunity. You’re giving me the serious travel urge.

    Love you and sorry we didn’t have time to hug before you left. Consider yourself squeezed!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜š Rebecca

    On Mon, Sep 2, 2019, 7:05 PM Connecting the Dots wrote:

    > ShraddhaJoshi posted: “As I sit on my desk and type up this blog post, I’m > starting to realize that this is it. Tomorrow morning, I will be stepping > on a plane to DC and leaving my life as I know it for nine months. Nine > months isn’t a long time in the grand scheme of things, b” >

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  2. Yes sharaddha keep it up with blog sincerely as this will be the only way to be close to you and learn your experiences and life in Morocc. Have great time and enjoy your stay and studies and keep in touch. Bye

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