I'm very new to this world of blogging, so when I got the email that I had been tagged, I didn't have a clue what it meant. I'm still not sure that I do. But I'll try my best. The game is to take your middle name letter by letter and tell something about yourself with each letter. Since this entire blog is devoted to my obsession with Haitian children, I thought this might be a good opportunity to let you know that I actually do have other interests and occupations in my life.
K - Kids' Church: Every Sunday, I teach Sunday school/Kids' Church to the 4/5th graders at my church. We have lots of fun using stories and goldfish crackers to learn about the Bible. I started working with KC 2 years ago and although my original group has moved up to 6th grade, I still get together with them every few weeks. They are my American kids.
A - Arras: the town where I lived in France when I was 16 years old. Through the Rotary International, I spent 11 months with host families in France, attending high school, and traveling Europe. It was during my time there that I became fluent in French and decided that I wanted to work in a poor, French-speaking country.
T - T: the name of the public transit system here in Boston. I hate the T so I avoid it whenever possible and ride my bike instead. I am a ruthless and reckless bike rider, and I take the fact that I am still alive as proof that God has plans for my life.
H - Haufman: the name of one of the cabins at Ponkapoag Camp, an Appalachian Mountain Club camp in the woods south of Boston where I have camped, lifeguarded, and run children's activities since I was 6 years old. It is the most beautiful and most peaceful place in the world.
L - Living quarters: I live in a gorgeous and enormous 2 bedroom apartment with my friend and classmate Jill. We like to cook together, take out the trash, study, go for walks in the neighborhood, and sit on our 2 porches.
E - Evangeline: my little sister who is 18 years old and a sophomore in college in Kentucky. Salim is my 24 year old brother who is getting his PhD in economics in Rochester, NY. And Barnabas, my 15 year old brother, is a sophomore in high school. We like to make lots of noise when we are together.
E - Engineer: my dad is a civil engineering professor at Northeastern University. He is the most patient and wise person I have ever met and he spoils me rotten. My mother is a stay-at-home mom; she homeschooled me and my siblings for years and she keeps our house running perfectly. She is the most organized, responsible, and "caring-behind-the-scenes" person I have ever met and she spoils me rotten too. I could never count the number of times that she has gone out and bought me something without me even asking, or the number of times that she has cooked a meal for me and my friends.
N - Nursing: I am a nursing student. When I'm not in classes or at the hospital with my professor, I am picking up shifts on a cardiac floor at Children's Hospital, giving my brother advice about his millions of sports injuries, or talking with a friend about catecholamines and NANDA diagnoses. I will graduate in 2008 and I have no idea what I will do after graduation. I know exactly what I want to do, but prudence says not to do it yet. We'll see what doors open.
So there you go. My name is Keziah Kathleen Furth but everybody calls me Kez because it rhymes with Pez and Pez is your favorite candy :)