Halfway Through the Woods
It's been a bit since I've last posted, and much has happened, but to be honest I can't really remember much of it. The group of us here had a very big blow come to us on Wednesday and since then most else has been erased from my memory. We were informed that a lot is changing around here, which means quite a few people, including most of the vols/interns, will be leaving sometime between the end of this month and the end of April. This was a great shock to all of us and the past few days have been quite hard. They've included a lot of crying, drinking, reminiscing, and a little bit of letting the madness out partying. Slowly life is moving on, to one extent or another. And while I have no doubt, that the rest of my time here will be very difficult in some ways, I also know that we'll also make some great, new memories together.
Included in all of this was a night out in Enniskerry on Wednesday that came with myself drinking a lot of Jameson. While a sad evening, it was good craic among good friends.
Strangely enough, from Wednesday up until today Sugarloaf has been surrounded by cloud cover. I can't remember another prolonged instance of this since I've been here, and it somehow seems fitting.
It's also a bit poignant as a couple of vols/interns who have left since I've been here have come back in the last couple of days. An interesting happening in all that's been going on around here. Pull us completely apart and somehow we all come back together.
Myself, I'll be finishing up work here the first week of April. I already had booked holiday time and plane tickets, so it just kind of worked out that way. Trying to add some more travel in there as I have some time, so still to figure out exact dates. I'll probably be back in Iowa around the end of April or early May. After that we'll see what happens. One thing at a time, one foot in front of the other. Soon enough I'll have the answers
Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day and there's bound to be some good stories after that, so I'm sure I'll be back here soon.