Hello from the lovely green and forested Harrisburg, Pennsylvania! What am I doing here? Well, my flight to D.C. was grounded due to bad weather. Over 100 lbs. of my most important possessions are stashed in the belly of a plane … A plane I’m not currently sitting on. (I’m in the airport.)
I had grand plans for my first post. I’d be sitting in my hotel room in D.C., ready to write a thoughtful post about how it feels to leave my family and friends, and join the Peace Corps. Instead, my mind is on travel logistics. What if we don’t make it to D.C. tonight? What if I (or my fellow Peace Corps volunteers, who are flying in from all over the States) miss our flight to Kosovo tomorrow? What if the airline loses my luggage? (My phone charger is stupidly packed in one of my checked bags.)
I keep reminding myself that if the U.S. government wants me in Kosovo, they will figure out a way to get me there. Until then …I’ll just sit here.