[June 18th, 2011 @ 8:45 Washington Time]
We are now on the place. My handwriting is good for now. We will see how it fares over time 🙂 Could be a game we play; I am not good without my lines. I realize now why a journal is so important to me. It helps me feel like I am talking/sharing with someone. Plus, I hope that someone can read my journal after the trip; you will get the nitty-gritty of my life. Whatever I share here, I feel comfortable enough to let you read.
I have not slept in almost 24 hours now, apparently Malarone will do this to ya. I’m still functional though. We just took off 20 minutes ago, plane was a half our late to leave. We have not yet crested out of the clouds.
I found out last night that I will be shadowing in the maternity ward at JFK Hospital in Monrovia. That has me super excited.
(We just came out of the clouds!! It’s a lake of whiteness with gorgeous blue skies)
I miss being able to talk to Tyler, that is my biggest thing right now. Last time I was on a plane it was with him by me. I will see him again in 16 days and so much is going to happen in these 16 days.
I am definitely in my element though — traveling!!!! Adventuring!!! I semi hope time will fly by on this plane, I won’t get sick (really hoping), and I Will be able to soak everything up. I need to sleep soonish, maybe around 2pm I will try again. I can’t believe I did not sleep last night. We land in Atlanta at 4:15 their time, so 1:15 WA time. We fly out at 7:30pm and arrive in Monrovia at 2:30pm, I believe that is about 15 hours on a plane??/ I am going to have to double-check that. Maybe I will wait to crash til then, seems like a good way to spend that flight.
[6pm WA time, 9pm Atlanta time, 1am Liberian time still June 18th]
Long day, right now we’re in Atlanta, our flight was supposed to leave an hour and half ago. I went ahead and switched my watch to Liberian time. There are seriously three groups all on this plane to Liberia. One is for an orphanage, one is for Teach Peace, and then there is our group. It has been 33 hours with now sleep now, I seriously do not know how my body is still this awake, and crazily enough my mind still feels alert and with it.
[9:45am Liberian TIME!!! June 19th, 2011]
Still on the plane. They took another hour to take off from where they were earlier. I SLEPT!!! WOOT!!! From 1am to 9am Liberian time! TAKE THAT JEG LAG! This is the official time to live by, so thankfully staying up for the crazy amount of hours I did came in handy 🙂 I feel a lot better too. The plane did serve dinner on they flight but all they had been beef by the time it got to me. I ate the fruit and nibbled on the stuff that resembled cole slaw. I feel a lot stronger emotionally now that I have slept. I feel less like bawling when I am holding my penguin pillow. I do not think it is because I miss Tyler though. There are four reason why I may want to cry.
- I miss Tyler a bit because I always have him with me
- I am about to start my period (IN LIBERIA! YEA!!!)
- I did not sleep for MANY hours
- I am finally am doing with my life what I have known I am supposed to do with it since I was 9. 🙂 My dream is coming true