In exactly 7 months, I will see my parents again for the first time in 1 year and a half. In mid-September they will be coming out to visit me in Moldova where we will spend 4 days traveling around the capital of Chișinau, visiting my summer training site and wine capital Cricova, and then visiting my current site in Leova. I plan on bringing my current friends from Moldova along with me to make them feel more comfortable. I worry about the culture and language negatively affecting both of them. It stresses me out a bit because it will be my father’s first time leaving North America and I worry about him. However, I am sure he will do just fine. Thereafter, we plan on traveling for 9 days to Ireland and England. I am very excited to finally get the chance to see where half of my being originates in Ireland and to visit London should be marvelous. I have already begun viewing pictures of the coasts and castles, unreal. I cannot wait for the chance to experience something with my Dad that I never thought imaginable. It is great to have him in my life and I miss him dearly. Furthermore, it will be great to spend time with my step mother Mary. We talk a ton about business and international travel. Her resume blows mine out of the water with all of her business trips abroad. I am actually quite jealous. I believe she mentioned she has been to London three times already (show off). It will be nice to have that time together and build some memories in the process.
One of my students asked me what the difference between ‘few’ and ‘a few’ was today in class. Any ideas?
LeBron will be better than Jordan when it is all said and done. Die hard Bulls fan speaking. The guy is the perfect basketball player. PERFECT.
The security guard at our business incubator told me that he believes when Jesus died he did not go to heaven. Instead a UFO dropped in and took him away. Interesting perspective I must say.
Tomorrow night I am going to Peace Corps Prom. Maroon pants (check), blazer (uh huh), return of the ‘Ocho’ flask (Ocho grin and check)
Valentine’s Day was irrelevant for the first time in 3 years, but I deem that as a positive. I use to secure dates just to do so but lately I have become one picky picky bastard. I have stopped forcing things and putting unnecessary pressure on myself to date ‘someone’. It makes life so much easier and keeps me at a state of control and comfort when I am not pressing. It reminds me of the game of baseball. Just let the ball come to you and knock that baby out the park. I want my life to unfold naturally and when I am in the right situation it will all come to be. I have faith in that because I have faith in myself. I want to invest in myself right now. To become a better person, smarter, hungrier, more attentive, charitable, and to let the dots connect themselves as Steve Jobs once said. I do not want to settle: in life, with women, jobs… everything. I want my feelings to carry me down the path with all and continue to be happy.
Some chocolates would have been real swell though or at least a card like the one Billy Madison received from Principal Anderson.