Once I finally got home from China, I had merely a few hours to unpack and repack my suitcase before leaving for Indiana. I think I got 4 hours of sleep before it was time to depart for my next flight. Even though this plane ride would only be 2 hours (almost 18 hours shorter than my flight from China), the thought of getting on another plane so soon was exhausting.
I stayed in Indy for about a week to participate in a convention all about community service. It was the organization’s 100th year anniversary this year so the whole convention was larger than usual. I had the opportunity to clean up a local neighborhood, volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, and help out with the local 24 Hours of Booty bicycle event.
For the first few days, all I wanted to do was sleep but I knew I had to push myself. It was mildly exhausting. Jet lag is not fun. I had an amazing time there but deep down inside, part of me just wanted to go home and sleep in my own bed until my body got acclimated with the time zone again.