I'm distracted. I can't focus. I can't sleep. I'm way too excited. I'm headed to South Africa on March 7, and, here's the best part, five other people are joining me! Traveling with me is a retired art teacher, an author, a music industry exec, a former South African expat and a teenager. It's a great mix of people, and I'm excited to see where our journey leads us. While in South Africa, we will be visiting the Beaded Hope artists in their homes, looking for new beadwork talent, building community with our friends in South Africa, building the business of Beaded Hope and of course, going on safari. So, things are going to be a little quiet on the Beaded Hope front for the next few weeks, but stay tuned: We will be coming back with lots of stories (and beadwork) to share with you.