So yet again I begin a post apologizing for my failure to keep up with it. So there I'm sorry.
But why I am slacking is another story (or many).
This past weekend I was in Portland, Oregon for one of the most jam packed, energizing weekends I've had in a long time. A group of 17 or 18 AFS (I talked about AFS here) Returnees and Staff gathered together to really jump start a new movement. In other AFS countries, young returnees are AFS. They are the movers and the shakers. In the US, that doesn't happen. So we are making that happen. In a weekend.
Now we return to our homes with a little "we can do this" attitude; able to put a face to the voice on the phone. We have people to run to when we are stonewalled and discouraged. We have sources and we have help.
Go AFS Returnee Initiative!!!