Its been 2 1/2 weeks here. Things are going well. Palak is super busy and stressed with class and exams (already!) and student organizations and all things MPH. I finally have my schedule down. Mondays and Thursdays I go to the pool, most of the other days I go to the beach. I have also found all the grocery stores and a new book store, I have seen the movie theater and found a good donut place.
Overall things are going well. I'm starting to sleep better and I'm exercising regularly. Some things I have adjusted to like the sun rising at 5am. Other things will take longer: the heat. Some things I may never adjust to. At the airport yesterday one of the male workers looked at me and said "are they real?" Since I was not in Hollywood, I assumed he meant my blue eyes. Kinda creepy. Though I have found if you appear confident and like you know where you are going, people bother you less. Perhaps all of the times I have been lost have left me with a skill: being able to stay calm, cool and collected when places are not located where I thought they were.
Skype is amazing. I was able to chat with Gramma and Grampa and Brock and Clair. Seeing their faces makes all the difference and allows me to stay connected to the world that is so far away. Add me: katydid1202
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I am not sleeping here. Rather I sleep but my sleep is so filled with dreams that when I wake, I still feel exhausted. I am not sure if it is the heat or being in a new place or the vibrant colors here that plague my brain with restlessness but still in my waking hours I find myself wishing I could go back to sleep and puzzling over the dreams where my family members bite me, there are millipedes in my bed and the island floods. I'm told it takes a month to adjust to island life, perhaps this is part of the adjustment.