I applied to be a fellow the day before submissions were due. I did it on a whim. Looking back it was probably the best decision I have made all year. I knew immediately that I wanted to make a curriculum involving sports, health and nutrition. My background is best suited to teaching such classes. I have had so much fun creating, revising, rethinking and all out changing my curriculum so that it accomplishes what I hope it will. Teaching is hard. You want desperately for the students to understand everything you are telling them. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Adjusting will be my new best friend I suspect. I just graduated so time in between New Haven and leaving for Mauritius has been short. I have spent that week at home, enjoying family, friends, and pooches. Now that we are leaving so soon, the excitement is building, increasing every day. I wake up each day knowing that I will be on a long plane ride to a country I never thought I would be visiting. It seems that excitement is always accompanied by fear. Fear of the unknown and fear of failure. But I know that we have a great group that will support one another and those fears will become obsolete. These fears only serve to increase the excitement. So bring it on Mauritius! Heck yes I’m scared and don’t know what to expect, but that is ok!