Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Leap of Faith

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

            I have my suitcase packed, my passport in hand, and I leave at 5 am tomorrow morning. Am I ready? I don’t think I can ever be completely prepared for what’s ahead but I think it’s best that way. Besides, planning ahead in Latin America is futile anyway and that was one of the reasons why I fell in love with the culture in the first place.  It is this perspective that has given me the “Latin American fever” and I am so blessed that I get to return again to experience a new country and culture.
            I am so thankful for all my wonderful family and friends, your support has and will mean the world to me so please stay in touch!
            Side Note: My blog title stems from my time spent abroad in the Dominican Republic. “La Sopita” means “Little Soup” and was the nickname given to me by the campo community where I stayed. In the D.R., there is a soup broth brand called “Maggi” and my host family thought it was hilarious that I had the same name as a soup and thus the name stuck.
            The next time I write, I will be surrounded by español, mountains, and humidity. Dios Mio!

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