With last week being Thanksgiving break, I knew I wasn't going to be at Casa de Esperanza, but I kind of thought I would get a few hours in at my internship in my hometown, Western Avenue. No such luck. It was closed the entire time I was home.
My Casa internship is really...frustrating. I'll leave it at that. I'm having a lot of trouble, and I'm really wishing I could just have more hours at the place I volunteer for fun, La Oportunidad (I wanted to do my project with them, but they couldn't give me enough hours). I'm slowly realizing that although working with the Hispanic community would be my dream job, working with Hispanic children would really be the best place for me. I can't stand not being with those kids.
EDIT: I finally figured out a way to incorporate La Oportunidad into my Honors Project!!!!! I am going to continue going to work with El Camino, the kids' after school program that helps to preserve the culture, and I am most likely done with Casa...things were just not going well there, and I love my La Op kids too much to not have them be part of my project.
I AM SO EXCITED THAT I FINALLY FIGURED THIS OUT! You have no idea.