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January 22, 2012

dot not feather

First, can we take a minute to appreciate the fact that I've posted more this month than I did the first three months of 2011? I actually don't know whether to apologize or say you're welcome but I guess you're here so I'll keep writing.

Anyway, I thought I'd give this post an incredibly irreverent title and use it as a way to tell you that I'm going to Bangalore, India. For two weeks. And I leave in six days. 

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I made this decision rather impulsively right before New Years and figured out all the details in a matter of days.  I'm going with a ministry group and there are about 20 of us total (my mom, step-dad, and step-brother are coming, too). We'll be helping with a conference in Bangalore and then traveling to some surrounding villages to work with women and orphans. 

Since this all came about so quickly, I haven't really had much time to think about it. Now that it's closer, I'm pretty nervous, especially after watching this video. While I have traveled internationally before, this is my first trip to Asia and I know it will be much, much different than the western life I'm accustomed to. I have this week to  organize, pack and mentally prepare for what will likely be the greatest adventure of my life (so far). 

And with that, I think I can put a big check mark next to #11, though I hope this isn't my only trip of 2012. 

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