I am happy to announce that I am alive and well and that my new years thus far has been good. I had troubles sleeping on new years because of the heat, and also because all the fireworks. I must say, if there is something Brazilians love other than Soccor it lighting off fire works. It is somewhat rediculous at times. They shoot them off in the middle of the day time, night time, or any time that tickles their fancy. So on nights such as new years eve they started at 6 o'clock and did not stop until 2 or 3 in the morning, and they promptly started back up again at 7 in the morning. I really have never seen so much in my life.
I am still working on completing my short term goals, which are for the next 2 to 3 years of my life. Then I will start with the mid-term goals which are 5 to 10. I am trying to be more proactive with what I want to happen in my life than simply letting things happen as them may. I am discovering this daily in my work as a missionary. I can be much more productive then I could be with out a plan for things.
I can officially say that this is my last year on the mission. I have 7 months now before I get home. exactly. The 3rd of August I will be arriving in the Indianapolis airport. I would like to get myself registered at Purdue, so that way I can get my mind out of that and continue with work at hand. If you guys can get a start on that that would be great.