Fighting Poverty with Passion
The past month has been a good month. There are signs that spring and summer is just around the corner which means more time to be spent outside, and hopefully less time sitting inside dreaming of summer. I’m looking forward to the hot humid summer nights with cold drinks. I’ve also come to realize New Orleans is too cold for me in the winter, I need short weather 365 days a year . I have been looking into moving west to the desert after I finish my VISTA service.
Also, I started tutoring ESL on Monday nights which has been great. I ended up randomly paired up with a Nicaraguan that is the same age as me. I went to his house the other Sunday to meet his other Nicaraguan friends, and I was able to eat some good foods I’d been missing along with having some good conversation. I do not know what is next after New Orleans, but I definitely want something out West working with the Latino community. I have a few months to get my resume together, and to start exploring where a good place to live is. I know these last few months will fly by. -Brendan Connery, AmeriCorps VISTA