Jessica in the Delta

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Jul 06 2013

Wow, it’s week 5!

So this week begins week 5 of Institute.  Institue is 5 weeks long.  Meaning…it is the last week!! I can’t believe how fast the past 5 weeks have flown by but am also feeling like I haven’t seen my family or friends back home in about 100 years.  This crazy experience ending is a little bittersweet. On the one hand I am so excited to get out of these dorms and away from the crazy loudness that is alway happening, but I am also realizing how terribly I am going to miss the people I have met here who are teaching in different regions or towns and of course my kids from this summer.  These kids grew on me really quickly! Even though they can be the bane of my existence at times, (no, you may not sharpen the pencil I just watched you intentionally break!), they are some of…

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Jun 29 2013

Finally writing!

So I have been in the Delta for 4 weeks now and it has flown by! I have seen things I never thought I would (catfish farms, mosquito spray trucks, the list goes on and on) and have never met such great people.  It has already been such an adventure filled with ups and downs…

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