Okay, here it goes...this is my first foray into the world of blogging. “Why?” you might ask (especially those of you who know me well and know that I am NOT the most technically savvy person out there...) Well, the answer is more or less simple. I am about to head off on perhaps the biggest journey of my life and I thought it might be a good idea to keep a record of the adventures (good and bad) that will unfold over the next few months.
From January to March 2012, I will be heading to Sangam World Centre in Pune, India to participate in their Community Program. Sangam is one of the four world centres within the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and it is a true honour to represent Girl Guides of Canada there. I am a Girl Guide to the very core and have been a member of this movement for 26 years – basically my whole life. I have to thank my mom for signing me up for Brownies all those years ago. As a Brownie I remember learning about the World Centres and wondering if I’d ever get to visit one of them. And now, in less than two months I will be boarding a plane in Vancouver and heading half way around the world to a place I never really thought I’d ever be able to visit.
I’ve done a lot of travelling before and have been blessed to be able to explore parts of this amazing earth we live on. But, travelling to India is going to be a completely different experience. There is no question that it will be life changing to live, work, and contribute to a culture so different from mine. There are bound to be bumps along the way, but I know that the memories I’ll take home with me will be SO worth it.
I invite you to join me on this journey...