My friend Julie mentioned that she might go to Kenya one day.
"Oh, I'd love to do that someday. Let me know if that ever develops, and if I can tag along."
And then I got her email on January 2, letting me know that the Maywood NJ Rotary trip had room, but that I'd have to act ASAP.
With the help of friends and family, I did my fundraising. Got a few shots. Read up on the country and its cultures. Learned a few words of Kiswahili and Ma. Talked with trip organizers to plan what I personally will do during our time volunteering with Maasai school children.
At first, it felt like departure day was so far in the future. But now here is it, this Friday.
I can't wait.