The Challenges

November 2011 / Nov. 20, 2011 / by Amy Rose
The Challenges

I may be crazy because when I look at Stanley, all I can think is, “Who wouldn’t want to live on this bus?” There should probably be more concerns about space, the size of the bathroom, and the idea of seeing five people all day every day. But all I can think about is the fun we’ll have, the things we’ll see, and what I need to get done before I leave.

But I know that there are things that are going to be difficult – as someone that’s prone to illness I’m worried about how the pace of life and the change in environment are going to work with or against my immune system. I have poor volume control at times and can be a little bit of a chatterbox. I worry how we’re going to develop as a team, what our team dynamic will be, and where I fit in the team structure. There are some skills I still have to acquire to carry my weight – but that’ll come with time.

What I’m worried about is being homesick. I’ve been living away from home for a while but our routine is going to be constantly changing. I think my greatest difficulty will be homesickness. I’m accustomed to getting to see my family regularly, and that will be something that’s not possible living in the bus.

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