As you may know, I will be moving to the Dominican Republic next summer where I will be serving the community as a teacher. While the details are still being worked out, I have been too excited to keep this news in any longer. I have noticed that most people are asking the same questions so I figured that I would provide a little FAQ post to eliminate the confusion. If anybody has a curiosity that this does not satisfy, I would love to chat and explain more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Wait…do you speak spanish??
A: I almost completely understand the language. I get nervous speaking, but I am sure I will get by just fine after a couple weeks.
Q: How long are you going for?
A: At least from July until December. I will come home for Christmas and decide if I am going to stay in Florida or go back to the DR.
Q: But what about your boyfriend? / What does your boyfriend think about this?
A: My boyfriend will still be in school and he is very supportive and happy for me. For more information, please see this post.
Q: Well, aren’t you scared of [insert a lot of awful things here]?
A: Of course I am scared, but life would be kinda pointless if I stayed in my comfort zone all of the time. Moving to a rough area of a third world country has its risks but I am taking many precautions to ensure my safety.
Q: Where will you live?
A: I will be living with somebody that is involved in the guardaria that my church funds. Most likely, I will be staying with somebody who I have stayed with on past trips, so we already know each other!
Q: Will you be paid?
A: I will be paid in love and hugs.
Q: What are you going to do about money if you aren’t getting paid?
A: I am hoping to continue writing and if that isn’t enough, I will live off of my savings. I will not be fundraising for my own living expenses, but if you are so inclined to help, check out the next question.
Q: How can I help?
A: Check back in coming months because I will be working on a drive for school supplies! Monetary donations are always welcome because I am sure there will always be somebody who needs something (food, clothes, transportation, etc.).