I cannot believe how quickly the time passes. I am left with only three weeks in Paraguay, (2 weeks, 6 days, and 3 hours – I kid, I kid) but really, there is very little time left, especially looking back on the past 5 months that I have been here. I’ve had my ups and downs, to say the least, but overall I could not be happier that I made the decision to come and was able to stick it out for so long. Granted, life in Paraguay can be challenging, especially for a foreigner, but I don’t know how in my life I would have been able to reproduce this experience in another time, another place, with another goal in mind. It would be impossible!
With only three weeks remaining, though, I have to think about everything I want to accomplish before it’s Go-Time. What trips I want to take, what friends I want to see, what foods I want to eat, what work I want to accomplish. I think, pretty much, I don’t have enough time to do it all, but I am sure as hell going to try! After all, the only thing I need to do when I get back home is relax and sight see.
So on the work front, many things remain, personal goals such as translating our site from Spanish to English, and other projects I have agreed to help on that will take me well into my last hours here. And for friends, I am lucky to have such good friends here who have welcomed me from the beginning and taken me under their wing. We have our final road trip this weekend to Villa Florida, where we all plan to eat delicious food, drink some Sidra (Cider, much like champagne in the north) and get a tan. And then there are the gifts I haven’t bought, but should before I leave, Christmas is just around the corner, after all!
My schedule is packed, my head overwhelmed and exploding with energy and ideas, and my body is tired, but I will prevail! Only three weeks to go and so much to get done!