guatemala

Pierre Cardin men's shirt; vintage pants; Coach belt; Steve Madden shoes

When I was in high school, I went on a mission trip to Guatemala with a group of doctors.  We traveled around to different villages, giving medical care to people who had never even seen a doctor before.  There were no fancy clinics or even rooms with doors or windows; we worked out of brick shacks and vacant schoolhouses with no electricity.  I worked in the pharmacy, translating medical instructions for the patients.  

It was a shocking experience, to say the least.  I missed two weeks of school, and ended up failing math and physics because I had missed so much schoolwork.  I didn't buy any souvenirs except for this frail green necklace (I'm wearing it as a bracelet here), which I wore every single day for my first two years of college.