By Jon Metzgar
As my journey to India approaches, thoughts of excitement and fear are appearing my head. As I have never been in a developing country before, I really don’t know what to expect and I still don’t know what I am getting myself into. The reason why I am nervous is because I have never even thought of going to this part of the world before, and like I said, really don’t know what to expect.
My excitements include helping out the kids and coaches, visiting places I have never been before, learning new things about teh world, and maybe, just maybe trying some new Indian foods. I am still nervous to do these things but I know that I need to do them in order to grow as a person and become more well-rounded and aware.
Court at St. Patrick’s School – Chennai
My fears include the dirtiness of where we will be, the diseases swarming the country, the dirtiness of the water and some foods, the crazy heat and humidity that comes with it, and the fact that, if need be, I will be 24 hours away from home by plane. The distance from home factor is probably my biggest fear, knowing that I wont be able to see my family for over two weeks.
However, with all these fears in mind, I am excited to undertake and overcome them with George (Baldini) and Coach Jay (Shaun Jayachandran).