Thursday, August 23, 2007

The good things I'm leaving behind




At first it was easy to commit to Peace Corps because it was idealistic. Then it was hard because I was fearful of the great unknown of Africa. Then the emphasis shifted and it became hard to leave because of the frisbee friends I have made and the work and office I have grown to really enjoy and the tropical place that has felt like home to me for the last few months together.

My life has been so happy here...

One picture is of my co-workers, another is my team doing a challenge course initiative (racing with 2/6 eyes available).
UPDATED 9/21/07 - pie-faced at my own going away party...nice, thanks Pompeii!

11 comments:

GerryD. said...

Hey Tappy....we miss you already!!! I hope your one score and seven will provide you with all the excitement and fun times you provided your frisbee family with while you were here....have fun, always be true to yourself, expect visitors and come back safe....Gerry

Jeffrey said...

dood.. you're sool cool. as michael jackson once said "stop existing and start living!"... you're clearly making mr. jackson very proud. you're definitely living one hell of a life

Katherine Rockwell said...

Thanks for sending me this blog Greg! You're going to have a great time and I'm looking forward to reading all about it!

Dwight said...

good luck buddy. don't forget southpaw in south carolina.

UltimateKristin said...

Tappy...good luck in Africa. While we will definitely miss you here (me, a lot), you are destined to leave your mark in this world in as many places as possible. I know you will touch the lives of all whom you cross at least as much as you touched mine (ours)...and that is something special. Ultimate is not the same without you...we are all looking forward to a Tappy Ultimate reunion. When that happens, the team will provide the coconut tree, machete and the toothbrush...you simply provide yourself. Play lots of ultimate - don't chase the discs that fly over your head! All the best.

Brandon said...

damn right you're leavin some good things behind, but in the words of William Shedd: "A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for." godspeed good buddy

Sara said...

hey greg....

this is so exciting! I am thrilled for you...! As I am living a rather mundane existence right now with my nose in the books ( Im in my 2nd year of med school in baltimore), I cant wait to hear about it!

love,
Sara (Jeurling)

Anna said...

Bon courage!!!

Great blog.

Can't wait to hear about your adventures. Be safe, have fun.


-anna b.

Vanna said...

greg..I am so excited for you!
I met a woman at a yard sale in Ocean City, Md. She bought some of my old school supplies to send to her daughter in Mozambique! Her daughter is Kara Sullivan who trains everyone who comes there! You'll probably meet her!What a small, small, world! Your grandfather would have thought this so awesome and been so proud of you.and so am I!!
Remember to write me and good luck!
:) Vanna

Vanna said...

greg..I am so excited for you!
I met a woman at a yard sale in Ocean City, Md. She bought some of my old school supplies to send to her daughter in Mozambique! Her daughter is Kara Sullivan who trains everyone who comes there! You'll probably meet her!What a small, small, world! Your grandfather would have thought this so awesome and been so proud of you.and so am I!!
Remember to write me and good luck!
:) Vanna

Eli said...

Have fun and keep it real brother