A couple bits of good news the other day have really re-energised me. First of all, as of Thursday, I have been approved by the Lao government. Apparently, my visa has also been approved which is good because I had thought I'd have to go through that process once I got there. I'm still not 100% sure on what my visa situation in terms of my travel arrangements but at least it has been approved.

The other really good bit of news is that my start date is going to be pushed back. I don't have the new date yet but the tentative date is Sept 20 for arrival in Bangkok. This is really good news because I was really starting to feel stressed out from the lack of time to get ready to go.

Since then I've really found a boost in my energy to get work done to go. I still have a lot to do but it feels really good to have the time I'll need to get it all done.