Quote of the Day: “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work. A company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi
Question of the Day: What is the one thing that needs to happen tomorrow to make this project a success?
To begin the day, we all woke up at 7:15AM and headed to breakfast at 7:30. For breakfast we had eggs, bread, and the most delicious bacon that we have ever tasted. Today was both an eventful day but also laid back for everyone, and it began with the Community Action Project (CAP). Since we’ve already finished so much during the first day of CAP, we didn’t have to do as much on the second day. Since the posts were already made on the first day, we finished creating and painting the fence. We even made a gate! Once we were done with our work for the day, we had free time once we returned back to the hostel.
Most people used their free times to buy souvenirs to bring to their families back home and some people decided to shop for clothes and snacks. Our leaders Jessie and Kim went shopping together and both decided to get a pedicure, while our Program Coordinators (PCs) stayed at the hostels for us! Once free time was at 5:30 we met up back at the hostel so we could head to dinner. Today we celebrated Javier, our very own Global Glimpse in country Director,on his birthday. Our Global Glimpse students decided to buy a birthday cake and gather around and sing Happy Birthday to him, but would it really be a party without a little dancing and music? From the “Wobble” to the “Cha Cha slide,” the Global glimpse students turned the restaurant La Estancia into a dance floor and an overall party.
After a few trials and errors of the beginning of our trip, we as a group have learned to take care of not just ourselves but also others, as well as to take ownership in our actions or where we went wrong. Today has been an overall fun and eventful day, and we loved the PMA, Positive Mental Attitude, everyone brought today even though some of us were under the weather. We look forward to another day of CAP tomorrow and our last full day tomorrow. Best, Jade and Zarmani