Brooke Larsen

So far we’ve been flying in the air for about an hour and I have failed to sleep but I hope that once I take some ambien on the plane to Singapore I’ll be out! I still can’t believe I’m going to India. It just seems like yesterday when the past YMAD group passed off their hats, and it’s even weirder to think about passing mine off in a couple of months. I’m getting excited but it’s still so surreal so I’m trying to hold back any expectations. I always forget something on trips and sure enough when I got to the airport I realized I forgot to put our YMAD name tags on my medical supplies bag and my backpack. I guess that’s not that big of a deal though considering I was just able to put on the tags the airport has.
I’m so lucky to be going on this trip, and I know for my parents and Jake if you’re reading this it was hard for you to say goodbye. It was hard for me too, but I’m the lucky one that gets to go to India! Thank you so much for supporting me this past year and allowing me to embark on an adventure that will alter my life. I wanted to give you guys thank you cards before I left but I didn’t make time during all the last minute preparation. I wouldn’t have been able to go on this trip without you guys! Jake you helped me so much--attending all the YMAD events, helping me make and sell tie dye, and making hemp for me to sell, and Danielle thank you so much for doing that too if you’re reading this! Oh and if any East kids read this in Mrs. Olson’s class or on their own, thanks to those that bought tie dye from me and were so supportive and interested! My experience is just starting and I can’t wait to get there and right about all I see and do! I love you guys and am excited for when I come home and can share all my experiences with you!