I just submitted my application to do humanitarian aid work in Bolivia. It's all Tom's fault of course, as most good ideas are. We had a long heart to heart after I asked him about his thoughts on freezing eggs. He was a little surprised to find out that I felt so strongly abut having children and that I was willing to go to extreme measures for the gamble of having children through my 40s. He suggested that if I was willing to go to those lengths, maybe I would be willing to do some other extreme things to get my life going a bit more that way I want it to. I asked him what he was thinking of and he said he was scared of offending me. I assured him that there was nothing he could say that would be any worse than things I had already thought and that there might be some good ideas in there that I could use.
So he started asking me questions and we ended up talking about online dating sites (which got a boo from both of us), cosmetic dermatology, and travel. He asked what I like doing and I told him service work. So he suggested that I go abroad to do that and meet people with a similar interest. It seemed like a good idea. Then a guy that I play FB Scrabble with, Christian, mentioned that he is going to Bolivia to do humanitarian aid work and so I asked him all about what group and what you have to do to go and he told me and so now my application is in.
I am on a waiting list, but I pitched all of my CDC experience and public health skills and the organizers of the trip thought I sounded useful and that they could use my skills. I'm pretty excited. This sounds really enjoyable to me.
4 years ago