Monday, November 25, 2013

Back in Business

So as you have seen I have sort of disappeared.


Now if you're wondering where I went.....

I joined a National Service program called AmeriCorps NCCC. And, that kids, is what you call crazy. A full 10-months of basically manual labor for various non-profits. It sounds like something where you would go "And why on earth would I do that." It is... HOWEVER... I learned a ton of new skills that I probably would have never learned otherwise i.e. dry-walling, trail maintenance, robotics competitions, various things like that. I was able to travel to numerous states and I lived in NY on the beach for a month. It was actually pretty great. I got to live with a team of 9 other people and I wouldn't trade them for the world. We, lived, worked and ate together. We cooked each other meals. We fought. We drove each other insane. I made some friendships in this program that otherwise wouldn't have happened considering we are all from different states. These 10 months have been rigorous but honestly they were probably some of the best 10 months of my life. I will be proud to say that I graduated Class XIX of AmeriCorps NCCC.

(Moose 1 AKA Moosicorns)

As of now I will be able to start up book reviews again, however, I am hoping to join another service program and dedicate another 10 months to volunteer work, and afterwards I want to go back to NCCC as a team leader. So during both of those times reviews will be far and few.

Also I live in Washington, Illinois, it has been all over the news but a week ago a lot of my town was destroyed by tornados. So please keeps Washington in your thoughts and if you're religious, your prayers.