Hello all! This is my beautiful Peace Corps blog, where I'll be posting journal entries/ phun photos/ interesting links and the like for the next few years. I have no idea how often I will be able to update this doohickey, but I will try to keep you informed as much as possible. I should have started this a long time ago cause I've got a lot of infomation to expunge, so I'll just start with the basics.
Job Title: Community Based Natural Resource Management/ Forestry Extension
Dates of Service: April 27, 2007-April 26, 2009 (ish)
Pre-service training (in Malawi): March 1-April 27, 2007
Orientation (in D.C.): February 25- 27, 2007. Yesh, that is the day after tomorrow.
The first two months will be training near the capital, Lilongwe. There are two official languages in Malawi: English and Chichewa. English is not widely spoken outside of the capital, so I'm hoping to check off one of my life's major goals and become fluent in an extremely obscure language. I can already count to nine and say "white man" and "toilet." The Chichewan world is my oyster.
If you should feel so moved as to send me a care package, you may send them for at least the first two months to:
Matt Wisniewski, PCV
Finally I would like to say thank you to all of my amazing friends and family members who have shown the most frikkin huge amount of generosity and love over the past 22 years, but especially the last couple months, and especially ESPECIALLY the last couple weeks. I can honestly say that I have been shocked with the amount of support coming my way. I love you all more than you know, and I will miss you.