I woke up this morning, feeling slightly hazy and cloudy in the head… It might have been the lack of sleep from my unfathomable dreams or the heat of the night, but either way I lay there for an extra hour to get my head straight.
So after telling myself “I am going to have a good day” and gathering my teaching materials, I set off in the direction of the classroom.When I got there the door was locked and no students in sight. Turns out that the President of Paraguay was at the school giving a speech to his political party! Little did I know.
This resulted in all lessons being cancelled and me having a very relaxed day. Thanks Mr President!
And now for the best part… My dad arrives at 12 tonight! He was due in on Sunday but managed (as he always does) to get an earlier flight in from Brazil. We will be meeting up tomorrow morning and going to check out some of what Paraguay has to offer. Super excited! The crazy part is that his trip was scheduled before I even got the opportunity to come here! Amazing.
Thanks to my wonderful mother and incredible girlfriend I will be receiving a bag of goodies from home 🙂 so much love and appreciation for you two .
The plan is that my dad, Martin and I will be travelling to the Fundacion Paraguayas all girls school deep in the jungle of Paraguay , next week. What an opportunity. What a blessing. I am very glad and thankful for the invitation.
On a different note… I have been continuing my cold shower rituals and am loving them more than ever. What I want to touch on is washing ones clothes by hand. Very rewarding in fact. Cleaning is a very unknown meditational aspect of our lives we have made every attempt to get someone else to do for us. One might be inclined to think “we cant go to work all day and then come home and do our washing as well!” To that I say; if kids and adults who work outside doing hard labour in 40 degree heat all day can do it easily without a second thought then anyone can do it. We have become lazy.
I am only commenting from my position of knowing my peers and coming from a very comfortable upbringing. There are of course many millions of people living much more simply than what we have become accustomed to.
A unique opportunity has been presented to me : To coach a football team consisting of 3 outfield players and one goal keeper, to travel to whats known as the Homeless World Cup. This is a UEFA sanctioned event which gives underpriveledged kids a chance to travel and play against 16 other Nations. This year it is being held in Mexico. In October. I am meeting with the co-ordinator in the next week to discuss the details. yes. WOW. More info soon.
I am sure to have plenty of new and interesting stories to share from the experiences coming at me over the next week.