Today we got a much needed day off work, and I'm spending it lying in bed watching Lost. I'm feeling a little sick today, but I'm sure I also just need to sleep and relax, because this program is a real ass kicker.
I posted before about how exhausted I have been while here, and I just want to expound on that: I have no life outside of Greenpeace. All my normal routines/habits/hygiene have gone out the window. Well, I still take showers, but I think you get my point. Only now, two weeks into the program (really? Only two??!!) am I getting around to emailing my independent study sponsors back in U-Town.
The thing is, though, that I'm completely loving it. I love this work and this city and the whole experience. Sure, at times it makes me so exhausted I'm actually queasy, and sometimes I really wish we could at least have breaks longer than five minutes during the work day ... but when I look back on what we've all accomplished and how already I feel transformed and inspired - that makes all the stress and sleep deprivation completely worth it.