Stepping outside my comfort zone

I’ve been having trouble sleeping, crying at any mention of my departure, and feel very overwhelmed with the idea of packing up my messy house. I’ve become very comfortable here. Despite the the loud barrio noises and all the other negative things I’ve complained about in the past, this is my home now. And I love it here. This is my comfort zone. The USA is no longer familiar and comfortable to me. Why then am I leaving? It’s hard to explain, but just like when I first moved down here, I feel like I’m doing what God wants me to do. I’m not excited at all right now about leaving, but somewhere deep inside, underneath all the sadness I am looking forward to seeing what God has in store for my future. I will miss all my Dominican friends and family tremendously though. Here’s just a few of the people I’ll miss……

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The Most Beautiful Beach Ever

While Bau was working hard with the team from NY I got to join the TEARS school teachers on an overnight camping trip to northeast corner of the island. We hiked to beautiful waterfall –El Salto de Limon, camped on the beach, and spent the day at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world- Playa Rincon.  Our guides made the long hours on the road fun by teaching us what makes the provinces we were passing through unique, teaching us fun games and songs the teachers can do with their students, and by stopping to buy specialty foods in each city – breads, cheeses, and sweets. So much fun!zDSC_0001 zDSC_0010 zDSC_0047 zDSC_0087 zDSC_0134 zDSC_0190 zDSC_0247zDSC_0287