Monday, October 11, 2010

Ryan is off to Kenya

Alright. Okay. I am officially done packing for my Peace Corps service. If I haven't stuffed it into my bag, I will have to live without it for the next two years. I am pretty confident I will be fine with what I have. What I really will miss is my wonderful friends and family. And Sushi Studio. Saying goodbye has been impossibly hard. Some days I wonder what in the world I was thinking in applying to the Peace Corps. And more often I wonder, what were they thinking in accepting me! This will be the hardest thing I have ever done. Yet, I know it will also be the best thing I have ever done.
Tomorrow I leave for Philadelphia, then Wednesday I will depart for Kenya. Goodbye America, goodbye Starbucks, goodbye Kate, Caroline, Mom, Dad, Ev, Harris, Jasmine, Julie, Amanda, Lindsey, Bobbi, everyone at VESH, McDonalds fish sandwiches, Millys, Gin n Tonics, Twix bars, and Glee!

Please send me letters and packages. My address for the next 9 weeks will be:
Ryan Keith, Peace Corps Trainee
P.O. Box 698-00621
Nairobi, Kenya

If you send me letters, I will love you forever. Good luck with everything and thanks for everything. I will certainly miss you more than you miss me. My next post will be from Africa and maybe by then I will have realized my dream and seen a real-live lion (I didn't want you to forget how dorky I am :) )

Miss you, Love you, Bye!!

1 comment:

Katharine Keith said...

I'll send you care packages with Twix bars, gin and tonic and fish sandwiches and sushi. though the fish sandwiches might not hold up well. :P I'll also be shipping you a care packing containing Kate asap. Love you so much Ryan! missing you already! Bon Voyage!