So I've begun a new blog. It's to keep track of my many adventures, beginning with India. And here it goes...
What a long day! For those of you who may not know, I am the Vice-president of a non-profit organization called Promethean Spark. We teach life skills through dance in impoverished areas of the world. One of our programs is in India. Sooo... here I am in India. I'm here to be "the Dance Master" at the school founded by Rising Star Outreach. I am here as a representative from Promethean Spark to evaluate the effectiveness of our programs. I am here to get to know our students.
I left JFK at 11:50 pm on Saturday, and I arrived at 3:50 am on Monday (today). By the time I got my luggage and got through customs, it was almost 5 am. I showered, emailed, and got to rest for about 2 hours. The driver from the school picked me up (after the adventure of not knowing where the other person was located), and we drove to the hospital to pick up the doctor.
The traffic here is crazy! It's as if someone took the craziest NYC cab driver and put them all on the same road, and then told them that the laws were more like guidelines (name that movie, anyone?). People were everywhere. Cars were everywhere. Mopeds were everywhere. Lights, signs, and flow of traffic were merely suggestions. It was a madhouse, but I enjoyed it.
We finally made it out to the school, and I am so happy to be here. The children are so excited that the new dance master is here. They sang the song that Shaun (the President of Promethean Spark) wrote for them. It was beautiful. I already love them, and I cannot wait to begin working with them tomorrow.
Well, I am off to bed. It's late and I'm tired. And tomorrow is the beginning of a whole new adventure!