Monday, June 27, 2011

Chasing Wildebeests

So you might be wondering how "chasing wildebeests" will be relevant to my work in the Peace Corps for the next two years.  Especially since wildebeests are indigenous to Africa, and would probably have a difficult time making their way to the Philippines (via boat?  plane?  trolley?).  Well here's the story:

Many of my wonderful friends and family members have been visiting lately to send me off with positive vibes, and I'm so appreciative for all of the support!  My Peace Corps inspiration, my Aunt Barb, came over last weekend.  She was a Peace Corps Volunteer back in the '60s, as a classroom teacher in Tanzania.  It was so cool listening to her stories, and one of them really stuck with me, and hence inspired the title of this blog.

One afternoon in Tanzania Barb was doing work for school, and her friends came by to ask if she would join them in chasing wildebeests.  She declined, as there was still a lot to prepare for the next day.  Later on, her friends came back with crazy fun stories about their chase, and she really regretted not going.  So Barb said to me, "Becky- Chase wildebeests!"

So here I am, chasing wildebeests.  T-minus five days!

6 Comments:

At June 29, 2011 at 9:55 AM , Blogger jlk9872 said...

So awesome Becky! Plus that is such a poetic way to put it. I guess that will be the title of the movie title too.

 
At June 29, 2011 at 3:14 PM , Blogger Kate said...

One time I went to chase wildebeests in the west end of Scituate but there were none so I went to Paige's and had some reeses puffs. Remember this- if you can't catch a wildebeest despite your best efforts, don't get yourself down. You can still have reeses puffs. That's my advice to you. I suggest you bring a box.

 
At July 1, 2011 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous Cherry-moo said...

Just looked up a picture of a wildebeest, my God Becky those things are crazy! My advice is if you are going to chase wildebeest, please wear some protection! Good thing you brought those sandals! So proud of you!

 
At July 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM , Blogger Hummingbird Feeder said...

Love it!! Wishing you a speedy trip! and Lots of love and fun!!
Can't wait to start reading about your wildebeast chasing!!
Lisa

 
At July 4, 2011 at 3:34 AM , Blogger Patti Dente said...

Hey Becky I wish you all the best in your adventures, you are such a funny, friendly, strong willed person, you will do just fine. I will be watching the Blogs good luck and don't forget send me the address so I can send you paper mail. Love Aunt Patti

 
At July 5, 2011 at 4:23 AM , Anonymous Maureen said...

My teens on the ASP trip chased a mean goose and groundhogs for entertainment. My movie will be "Chasing Lucy". Tessa comes, Lucy likes the sport of playing. Maybe you can find some unicorns to chase. Love, M

 

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