I'm in the process of constructing a thorough (and time consuming) "FAQ's" post, but in the meantime, I thought I'd share a few developments.
I finally started packing! I have 90% of my clothes already packed in one suitcase, and it weighs less than 30 pounds! I'm glad, because the less my clothes weigh, the more my books can weigh...and the idea of going two years with only a handful of books in my possession is saddening.
Speaking of books, another Peace Corps volunteer recommended an awesome website called Project Gutenberg. It's full of free ebooks that you can download for a Kindle or just to read on your laptop. The catch is, they're all books published before 1923, because the copyright has to expire for free distribution to be legal. Personally, I'm a fan of books with pages, but I do have those luggage requirements to think about....so this'll certainly do. I downloaded a dozen books, and I'm especially looking forward to reading Les Misérables and The Wasteland.
Finally, I'm getting involved with a Peace Corps journal project called Snapshots of Service. Two journals will be mailed between 50 Peace Corps volunteers in all different regions, countries, and areas of work, with each volunteer contributing two journal entries over the course of their two years of service. It'll be awesome to receive that book in the mail and have the opportunity to read about the experiences of other volunteers. Who knows, it might even get published one day, or at least published as an ebook. You can read more about the project here. My bio should be up on that website in a few days!
That's all for now...keep your eyes peeled for my FAQs post, I should be publishing it by the end of the week. (And if you have burning questions that I should answer in that post, ask 'em! I like comments. Oh, and I like being followed, too. Thank you, followers!)
P.S. I learned how to embed hyperlinks in my blog today!! Coding is fun.