Packing and Preparation

Well, after twenty years the time has finally come. The boys have grown up and all left home so now it is my time.

I have wanted to volunteer overseas, specifically Africa for so many years, the boys had started to question whether I would ever really do it. When I initially registered my interest with VSO I don’t think I actually believed they would be interested in me, to be honest there is still a surreal quality about the whole situation.

I have spent every waking hour for the last few months reading and re-reading VSO documentation, attending courses and form-filling and at last everything bar my last rabies injection has been done. Now all I have to do is pack. Anyone who tells you that packing is a quick and easy job obviously has not done it much!! Every time I open another draw there are some photos to look at or little mementoes of special events that mean I get lost in my thoughts for yet another precious half and hour!

I am obviously going to miss everyone but feel so excited – this really does feel like a new beginning!

Thanks to everyone for all your support and good wishes.


17 thoughts on “Packing and Preparation

  1. Pingback: Africa -Toto. Nite Nite. For Liz, The Ark’s sister. | A Tale Unfolds

  2. Welcome to WordPress Lizzy and can’t wait to read more about your adventures. It’s great to meet the Ark’s sister. Just watch out for his alter ego. That man is way crazy but we love the poor old soul. LOL!

    Enjoy the packing – and reminiscing over all the stuff is what makes is so much fun – so enjoy! 😀

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