Ashleigh’s first blog!!

Hi all!

This is my first blog, I don’t know why but I have been quite anxious about writing this as I have never written one before!

I can’t believe how real it now all seems! I am actually going to India for an AMAZING cause with an amazing team (who I have got to know over the training weekend in Beaudesert). I decided in January to take on this challenge, however, it has only just sunk in what I am actually doing and I AM SO EXCITED that I will be exploring life out of my comfort zone!! This is going to be a life changing experience and I can’t wait!

Although initially I was very nervous about this weekend because of not knowing many people and being in a new situation, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Considering I hadn’t met a majority of the team properly I felt so welcome (so thank you to you all) and I can’t wait to get to know everyone even more!

Since I arrived home on Sunday I haven’t stopped talking about the weekend to friends and family. Everyone who has visited my house has been shown the 5 rupees that I won. I love that new game =D although after, I had difficulty sleeping ha-ha! I am having withdrawal symptoms from the scrumptious, traditional South Indian food we ate over the weekend courtesy of the lovely Cathy =D I am thoroughly looking forward to introducing new foods to my palette!

Bizarrely, I have found myself thinking about the chart that was on the W.O.K every time I have visited the bathroom (I am blushing typing at this point). I haven’t managed to bring myself to actually check yet but the thought of the chart is in my head. The intention is there! By the time we go to India I should be able to check and talk about it openly. (As I get quite embarrassed at the moment)!!

I have spent most of today emailing and writing letters to various people to help with my fundraising. I have also been TRYING to convince my friends and family to abseil with me off an 80ft railway bridge over a river to tackle one of my newly found fears of heights. (Well I am not scared of heights but for some reason I seem to be scared of not having my feet on a secure surface and not being in control! I suppose a fear of the unknown really)!

I am still anxious about aspects of this new experience but that feeling is continually turning into excitement. I cannot wait to experience a new culture with new friends!

Thank you for reading my first blog =D

Ashleigh xx


One thought on “Ashleigh’s first blog!!

  1. Emma!! Can’t believe you have put the actual chart on from the W.O.K (how embarrassing)!! When you said you would post my blog for me and asked my permission to add a picture, I wasn’t quite expecting that picture!! Haha. Ashleigh xx

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