Katieholder’s Blog

Badly kept secrets…

Well, I wanted to keep this a secret, so I could suprise my former co-workers this summer, but as with many things, technology makes keeping a secret somewhat difficult.

I will be coming back to the States this summer for a 3 week vacation! My brother is getting married July 24th and since I wouldn’t miss it for the world, I decided to make the trek back. I will arrive in Little Rock Thursday, July 8th at around 2 p.m. and leave on Saturday, July 31st.

As many of you know, I hadn’t planned on coming back at all, but one thing that the Peace Corps has taught me is that “plans change–a lot”. Being flexible here is so important. Your mikre driver said that he would leave at 2 and it’s already 5? Oh, well. You can’t move forward with a project because a government official canceled your meeting and decided to go to the countryside at the last minute? Oh well.

Anywhoooo, I’m so excited to see all of my family and friends. I mean really excited. Like I have a week by week countdown excited. 15 weeks to go at the time of this writing!

So, since the cat’s already out of the bag, I can freely ask all of my friends for favors now. Yay! I would appreciate it if you guys would start saving up your old magazines so that I can bring them back here for some English lesson material. It doesn’t matter what kind of magazine (fashion, hunting/fishing, cooking, decorating, ANYTHING). All of the reading material here is aimed at young kids, so it can be difficult to find topics/materials to discuss.

Second favor: Please be patient with me. I may actually embarrass you if we go to a grocery store together by screaming “GUACAMOLE!” and running around molesting the various products. I hope to get most of this out of my system during the 7 hour layover in Seoul, and then also during the first 2-3 days in Arkansas.

Third favor: I want to hear about what’s going on with you! I’ll definitely tell you what has been happening with me, but honestly, if you read this blog and are friends with me on Facebook, you already know what’s going on with me.

Ok, that’s pretty much all I can think of right now. I’m really excited to see you guys in 15 weeks! As always, Enjoy Your Amenities!

‘The contents of this website are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. Government or the Peace Corps.’


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