VSO and me

In the next six months or so, I’m going to trade London and my job as a policy assistant with the Church Commissioners for the life of a VSO volunteer. I don’t know where I’m going. I don’t know what I’ll be doing. I’ve received my medical clearance though so that’s a plus. I haven’t had…

Welcome to Adventuring with Fi

And we’ve moved. I couldn’t stand blog.com anymore and while I am very sad to be leaving my lovely onceuponatime blog, I need more integration, features and compatability. WordPress seemed the way forward (for someone who wants it to be super easy as well). So here’s what I’ve done – I’ve moved across all the…

Fears

[These series of posts were written in February, prior to my VSO assessment day and lead on nicely from yesterday’s panic. I have some answers, and more information in some cases now.] Anyone reading my big blue book would be greatly amused by the mix of minutes, event plans, very personal letters never posted and…

Resources

Money: I will have no income for a year and I currently have a wee bit of debt. I need to clear the debt and have a bit in savings before I go. This should be manageable [29/04/09 – particularly if I keep to my new budget]. Accommodation & Costs: VSO sort the difficult bits…

People

Family: I already live 12,000 miles away from my family but that’s made bearable by Skype, email and text messages. It might be more difficult in a developing country but I have coped for 2 and a half years. Friends: Leaving my London friends (who provide proxy family support) will be difficult. I guess I’m also…