We are now at the six-month mark before we begin our work with BCAS.
There is something significant for me about the ‘six months to go’ mark. Six months to the end of so much and six months to the start of so much. Six months before we leave our life in Australia and six months before we start our work in Nicaragua. I find this point in time is a constant seesawing of emotions from expectant excitement to nervousness and uncertainty.
Over the past year we have been shaping the BCAS project and planning the logistics of life in Nicaragua. Now with six-months to go, I find myself moving from the organisational considerations to reflecting on the personal impact of this move. My awareness of all it means to leave our home, family and the community of friends we rely on in Australia is now much more heightened. I find myself wondering how life will be without the constant contact with friends. Hence my sudden love and presence in the virtual world!!
There is no doubt that BCAS is reliant on financial donations to support the logistical side of its work. But I am acutely aware that we would never have even reached this stage without the support of family and friends and that this continued support will have an immeasurable impact on the sustainability and effectiveness of our work with Si A La Vida.
So a big thanks to all who have shown that they ‘get’ what we are doing, who are mindful of us and concerned for us. And for those of you who are still wondering why we are making this move ‘at our stage of life’; don’t feel alone, to be honest there are occasions when I do ask myself the same question. The answer I keep returning to is simple (even within the seesawing of emotions). We are doing this because we believe that as BCAS workers partnering with the team at Si A La Vida we can work together in the hope of bringing respect and dignity and a more positive future to vulnerable kids in Nicaragua.
You may not feel like packing up and living in Nicaragua, but thanks for your support so far and I hope we can continue sharing this seesaw of an adventure together.