In my lifetime, Russia and America have always been linked together. In some opinions for the good and in others for the not so good.
A couple of years ago, I traveled to Eastern Europe for the first time to visit a friend of mine who grew up there. I had family members up in arms that I was there by myself (I think they forgot that my friend was from there and has family living there). I received calls from distant uncles and cousins trying to warn me about the possible horrors that could befall me. Ironically, during my trip I asked a new Eastern European friend to visit me in America. And my new friend began describing how dangerous America is and the possible horrors that could befall her! I realized that the old adage is true - we truly have nothing to fear but fear itself. When we open ourselves up to new places and new people we realize that overall the world is not nearly as scary or bad as most people assume. In fact, Eastern Europe is one of my all time favorite places I have ever visited! And that's why I'm excited about you joining me on our voyage this quarter to Russia!
I also want to sincerely thank you on behalf of all the women and girls who will have access to educational opportunities, vaccines, and improved quality of life because of your subscription! Thank you for being awesome!
Bon Voyage! Cindy