[UPDATE: We'll be working with the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity Aug. 20-Sept. 10. So much for getting out of this state.]
My heart is really heavy right now. I don't know how to deal with things. I need to figure out a plan for when this is over. I've got nothing. I think I want to do another AmeriCorps program, but I haven't really found one yet that I'm that interested in.
Our Round 4 project will be in Monticello, Iowa working at Camp Courageous. I think we're counselors, and we're working with adults with disabilities. These last 3 months will be challenging that's for sure.
I don't really have anything else to say, I just wanted to update for the sake of updating. I guess I'll end with the poem I wrote for my individual reflection for the Habitat project.
Building HomeA board here and a board there,The smell of sawdust in the airA plan, a dream, time spent for freeHammers and nails swung carelesslyThe sun beats down, an itchy treatNobody said insulation was an easy featIt’s coming together, it’s almost doneJust finishing touches are what’s to comeSweat and dedication make for tales in thisSome paint to mask the blemishesSod and dirt and rocks look prettyIsn’t this poem just super witty?From the ground up, a house comes togetherDespite the time, the people, the weatherWith tears and laughter, memories shownA life to make this house a home-Ashley Carmichael