Monday, May 19, 2014

Jazzie is in Honduras, Santa Lucia!

Okay I want you to close your eyes. well....I guess you can't really close them and read hahah but just think....You're sitting on the indiana jones ride at disneyland, but it's not a ride, it's a car. You're treking up Mt everest with 200 pounds of luggage on top of you listening to spanish rap. You get to your house and THEN there are 100 stairs you have to trek up and bam. then you are at your house! You're so excited to be home, but then you walk inside and realize that there is NOTHING in there. No beds, just bugs. Oh yeah, and your neighbors are cows on one side, and chickens on the other. you are so thirsty, but NO water!! no water in the house, to drink, nada.  Welp that was my first day here!!!

HI EVERYONE!! I have zero time to write but I will try to tell you some stuff. Oh yeah, by the way, NO ONE can pronounce Woods here so they all call me Hna Boots hahah I feel like I am Dora the Explorer but in real life...haha

Honduras is the craziest place I have ever been to! It's sorta like africa, but we live in the mountains. At the very very top of the mountain!!! The highest little house. I will try to send pics but everything is in Spanish so idk if it'll work. Yes, that's another things. EVERYTHING is in spanish everywhere. my comp is from Bolivia and doesn't speak English so we speak spanish from the minute I wake up to the minute I fall asleep. I even dream in is so bizzare! I am also THE only white, blonde, tall person in all the land. And people whistle at me, blow kisses, and yell gringa...novia...etc. I need to learn how to say "I am a human, not a dog, knock it off!"haha but all is well. 

Honestly, this week was really hard. But, I would just think okay, my parents and brother did this, I have friends out here too right now, I can do this! The people here are so humble and I want to teach them so badly I just need to learn spanish first. I know that after time it'll come though. I have never prayed harder and more diligently in my life. This is the craziest thing I have ever done. I am all about adventure, but this is crazy!!! Sorry Im all over the place...I have 5 minutes left. 

It's been a rollercoaster ever since. We opened up a new area called Santa Lucia and it is gorgeous!! Look it up online! mountains everywhere, and the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. Sometimes, the sunsets are what gets me through the tough days. I am happy to be here though. Thanks for all the love and support. I love all the letters and love! Sorry I can't reply to everyone. I love and miss you all so so much. Come and visit me in honduras!! 

XOXO Hermana Boots

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jazzie,

    I totally get it! I was the only tall white guy in Japan and had a native companion that didn't (or wouldn't) speak english. I got whistled at and had groups of tweenage girls that would follow us around giggling and wanting autographs. Sort of like when I go grocery shopping now. One thing that really stikes home is that everyone's mission is the hardest - ever. Mine was much harder than your moms or dads and I'm sure theirs were harder than mine (just ask your mom). It's all totally worth it - you'll see. Glad to hear your in such a great place.


    Uncle Steve