Off the Grid in Guatemala! · 3:54am
So then, I'll make this somewhat short and brief for two reasons.
1. I am taking a taxi in 2 hours to Laguardia Airport in New York City.
2. I need to get to the airport by 3:30 am. Bless my heart that I won't fall over from not sleeping for a night.
Anyway, where am I going you ask? Well, to a large and beautiful lake known as Lake Atitlan!
As a graduation gift for myself and thanks to my parents helping me out greatly, I'll be headed here on a study abroad program. It's a locale I know little about, but for me that's right up my alley, because I love acting as a sponge and learning all about what's around me.
What we'll be doing is trying to find a solution(s) to combat the water pollution problem in the area by doing lots of field work and general exploring to get a sense of the land. It's a rather daunting task by a bunch of college students (and two college graduates including myself), but this presents a unique chance for me to help with a real life environmental problem first hand, and in a country where middle class is much lower than ours. It also fits perfectly into my Geography degree and my Environmental Planning degree.
With this in mine, I'll be gone for the next two weeks, with just about ZERO internet access. So no words or updates from me (I promise I am working on things slowly, and will return to them once I get back).
But maybe this whole "off the grid" thing will be good for me. I've really never done it before. Perhaps I'll get in a writing groove when I return.
Until then, enjoy Season 5 everybody, and see you later!