Thursday, December 31, 2009

the next big move

So long 2009, onto a bright new year, inshallah. I've been trying to write for ages but it's all been coming out too whiny, lame, or just disorganized (but I guess that's not really new). This past month has been very busy; full of positive happenings but also great difficulty. Readjustment sucks (picture me as the scrooge), and I just haven't been able to work through it all with much grace, except on the farm. This time with family has been wonderful to reconnect- my mom, my grandparents, my brother and sister, Bill, some friends from way back when, Linsey from the Peace Corps, my dad and Gail and my other two sisters, and the list goes on.

But I could not be more ready to get to work. The work I've been planning to do for over a year now. After a wonderful visit to the Northeast, I have taken a full year apprenticeship position at Moon in the Pond Farm in Sheffield, Massachusetts. I am enormously eager to begin. And I'm leaving it at that for now. There is so much more to tell about this decision, how I came to it, what we do in these cold months (because yes, farming is a year-round job) but you're just going to have to wait until I get everything all worked out in my own darn head first. I'm in Washington now, I'll be back down to California on the 2nd, I leave the 6th for Indiana, have a few days with my Ashley, and then on January 13th I move to Massachusetts. I wish you all a wonderful new year; let's make it a good one!

3 comments:

Debbie said...

I love you and can't wait to read all about your adventures here...

Anonymous said...

Hi Briana, thank you so much for coming to our class the other day to tell us more about the peace corps and your experiences in Morroco. Before you came I really did not know much about the peace corps, but I'm glad that you came so now i understand what it is really all about. I thought your tattoo was very interesting. I think it will always remind you of all your great and wonderful experiences that you shared with your little community. Personally, I don't know how you do it. I couldn't be away from home for that long, but I really do like the idea of living in a totally different culture. Anyways, thanks again for taking time out of your busy schedule to come in to talk to all of us. Good luck in Massachusetts!
Tim Rollag Mrs. Anaise Period 4

Anonymous said...

Hey Briana, thanks again for coming in i didn't realize how little amount of time you had in Ventura. You could have done so many more things other than come to Mrs. Aniase's class so thank you once again. I bet its rough trying to come back to the states and get use to life here, especially with the economy the way it is today but I'm glad you found a job in Massachusetts that you are excited about. I'm sure you miss your host family and all the friends you made in Morroco. I want to hear more about this job but I guess I'll just have to wait until your next blog entry to find that out. Oh and i most definitely agree with Tim, your tattoo is very sick and the way you did it makes it a lot cooler. I wish you the best of luck in Massachusetts and want to thank you again for your time.
Joey Papador Mrs. Anaise period 4