Oh. My. Gosh.
First off, I’d be remiss if I did not take pause and acknowledge that I have been praying and crying, pleading and fasting for this moment for years. Ever since studying abroad in the U.K. in 2011, I’ve been dying to get out of the country again and to do international work.
Now here it is. Not by my own strength. And certainly not by my own qualification.
I’m traveling to Mexico as part of an emerging leaders delegation, with my professional organization, the Pacific Council on International Policy. As you can imagine, we’ll be focusing on matters of international affairs, and specifically on the U.S.-Mexico relationship. I’m hoping that despite tensions and sour dialogues, we can manage to contribute some semblance of behind-the-scenes diplomacy. We shall see!
But on to the real stuff.
My hair isn’t done. My dog was found to have an inflamed liver (?). I’m still in the process of launching my business website and getting it off the ground prior to the trip. And, I should probably figure out health requirements and documents needed in order to travel to Mexico. Not like it’s in a few days or anything.
I hope this comes off in good humor because I am more than excited and amazed that this is really happening! Yay, travel (and business trips)! Pretty sure this is what I live for – travel, meaningful work and strong lattes. Yeah.
We’re spending this upcoming Saturday at the ancient ruins site of Teotihuacan, so expect a fun and nerdy history post with lots of pictures to follow. Assuming I uncover why it’s called the “city of mystery.”
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