HUGE news that I'm extremely excited to blog/share about!
Firstly, the most upcoming event...
One of my roommates and I will be traveling to Sri Lanka, a third world country located between West Asia and South East Asia, to give our heart and hands to those in need. An organizations called Travelers World Wide has us hooked.
Mid June marks the date that we will depart for 4 weeks for an adventure of a lifetime. Beyond the excitement, there are parts of me that are scared to see what is behind the door that is opening. Without question its happening and I cannot explain the feelings that race through my body,incredible! I don't think it will hit until maybe hour 7 of the 21 hour flight!
Being a nursing major, while in Sri Lanka I will be diving into 2 obstacles that many wouldn't even dream of.
1. A medical internship for the first two weeks assisting Doctor K. Sri Ranjan. He holds surgery twice daily from the smallest performance such as cutting out a foreign object all the way to the highly dangerous performance of brain surgery. Eager as ever to assist, I know that the idea of a "Hospital" isn't exactly the same meaning to us. Not to mention the idea of surgery will be vastly different as well.
2. For the last two weeks in Sri Lanka, I will be spending with kiddos at a children's orphanage...loving on abandoned children, children coping from rape, disabled children, all ranging from a few months old to 18 years of age. My daily tasks will include coloring, playing, smiling(for they will have no idea what I am saying), teaching bits of the English language, comforting, bathing, feeding, and most importantly sharing my heart with the children that probably don't even understand the meaning of LOVE.
With tears filling my eyes, this experience will be hard, mind blowing, strengthening, fulfilling, and something that will engrave my life deeply. Most importantly this is something that I am suppose to do, and knowing that is so satisfying.
This school year is closing in quickly, very quickly. I'm often reminded that this place I love so much will soon be just a spot to visit. Bittersweet leaving behind such plush memories here in Santa Barbara California, yet quite thrilling to set foot in my new school. So far I have heard back from Sacramento State University, Channel Island State University, and San Francisco State University. Holding out to hear from my top schools which are
University of Texas,Austin
Texas Christian University
Long Beach State University
...my fingers remain crossed.
Finally this month is a celebration to many significantly special people that have made my life that much more great...since it's their birthdays why not make a special recognition!
March 10th(TODAY) is my beautiful Bunks birthday. I also met her my junior year at St. Helena high. She was that smart girl, the girl every guy would kill to have as his wife one day, the well rounded lady that rocked everything she did, the girl that has a heart of gold that gives and gives simply out of the goodness of who she is! This is Lia one incredible soul that has made me apart of the Vosti family. The most gracious bunch of people I have ever met. Positive as ever this girl is going far, with goals and dreams that amaze me. Lia is awesome and one of my dearest friends and to that I would love to wish the happiest day of birth to my Bunk!
Jorge Verde, George Green, daddio, pa, pops,
He swears he is taller then me so on his birthday I'd like to say, "Dad, you old man, I am taller then you." :) Love you daddio, and to you I wish you the Happiest 61? years of life!
Much love to all! Live and love life!xo