Thoughts of a Fellow

Andrew Sinclair - Ecuador


October 21, 2014

The thoughts that ran through my head during the start of my application up to where I am today:

Go submit your application; this program is what you’re looking for.

Look at that, you got in.

On the 2nd week of June you graduate, next comes the summer, then Ecuador.

Be ready to leave your friends for a month vacation.

After this vacation, you only have two weeks left at home.

Let these two weeks go slow and the next eight months go fast.

Can you find more stuff to pack and things you need to buy?

In the basement, for the last time, with all your friends until April.

Thank them for all the good times; you leave in 12 hours.

In the car, at the airport, in California, on the bus, with all these Fellows?

Zen-like meditation?

Exactly what I didn’t expect “training” for another country to be like.

Now on a plane, off to Ecuador, living in a hostel, and now with a family for three weeks.

Yikes can’t imagine what seven months with a family will be like, three weeks seems long.

Everyone gets placed and I’m in Guachapala, Ecuador.

All these people are so welcoming, huge family, and now the journey begins.

Remember why you’re here, do great work, and become a better person.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

― Steve Jobs

Andrew Sinclair