Apologies for not updating for a while, there hasn’t been too much going on exchange-wise. Most of my time has been taken up by schoolwork, actually, which is always fun. Anyway, this is going to be a pretty quick update because now that I have my country I’ve kicked fundraising into gear. I already had 1k+ on my gofundme before I actually found out I was going to Croatia, which is great, but now I’m taking extra measures rather than just asking for donations.
I applied for a few local jobs around town, which I’m waiting to hear back from. It’s not so easy to find a job around here when you’re only fourteen- I can just barely get my legal working papers, unfortunately. However, it can’t hurt to try, and I’m really hoping I get one of the jobs.
I’m currently working on a poster for a fundraiser my church is holding for me. They’re going to be raffling off a Saint Patrick’s Day basket, and they’ll be presenting it at services for two weeks. This Saturday, I’m speaking before one of their meetings to inform them about Rotary’s mission, why I wanted to go on exchange, and the things I’ve done/am doing to prepare for it. I’m looking forward to it; it’s the first time I’m going to get to wear my blazer! My dad is taking it into work tomorrow to get my RYE patch sewed on it before Saturday.