I`m allowed to write a quick note just letting you know that Ive arrived here safely. Please excuse my lack of proper punctuation, the keyboards here are different and I dont want to waste time figuring out how to do things right.
Mexico City is CRAZY. Theres so many bright colors and they drive so dangerously its unreal.
My flights were all good but I didnt get to sleep much because i kept getting jostled awake. So im still really tired and want to sleep so bad.
The campus here is like 93 acres and we ARE allowed to spend studying time outside! Also you are allowed to send mail and even packages, packages are just discouraged and mail takes a really long time.
Unfortunately, my PDay is Wednesdays so that means I wont be able to write to you until next Wednesday. But write me at dearelder.com because Im sure we probably get those on a different day. Ill also write letters but you probably wont get them for a while.
Dinner tonight was horrible. Im a little nervous about that but trying not to get too worried because its only the first night. Ill definitely be breaking into those granola bars tonight.
Everyone here is super friendly. Like you say hi to every single person you pass which you know is weird for me.......Ill get used to it though.
Over the next few days, well be doing mostly orientation type stuff. Apparently we teach our first investigator in Spanish on friday though.....CRAZY
My companion is from Savannah Georgia. Shes really nice!
It feels like forever since this morning. It has been such a long day. I miss you guys like crazy. I wish I could talk to you but Im trying to power through it. I know theres a purpose and a point behind it and Im sure Ill understand that eventually.
Im excited to be here. It is so so so perfectly warm. Theres palm trees everywhere. Its seriously gorgeous. Im glad Im at this MTC and not Provo. I think Ill be worked hard over the next 6 weeks but itll be a time of a lot of growth and progress. One sister (whos only been here a week) said to us that shes learned more about herself and God in the last week than in the whole rest of her life. Im excited to have that experience.
Sorry to sound so scattered and disjointed, i am so so so so tired and a little overwhelmed.
Write me at dearelders.com and Ill write letters and email next Wednesday!
I love love love love you and miss you tons.
Note from mom: Wish I had a picture of her leaving but I forgot my camera. Ugh! We're so glad to know she arrived safely. We were up until 1:30am packing with a 3:15 wake up call so she really didn't get any sleep the night before. I have since heard from a sister serving as a Senior Missionary there that packages SHOULD NOT be sent to the Mexico MTC. They often arrive after the missionary has left. If they do arrive in time, the missionary may be required to pay taxes and fees to receive them. Even though she will not get them as quickly, at this point she will probably enjoy "Dear Elder" letters more than an email (see side bar for link) as they will be printed out and she will be able to read them during the week (once they arrive) as opposed to trying to read a bunch of emails in her limited time on the computer on P-Day (Preparation Day - for writing email home, laundry, etc.). We love her and are excited her first day was a positive experience (excluding dinner)!