Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I hadn't expected the trips to lodges for a spectacular buffeted-array of food. I didn't expect to go swimming, to live with so many bugs in my banda, or to sometimes get a warm shower.
I didn't expect to meet so many amazing individuals, including my fellow students, the staff in Tanzania, and the locals everywhere. I hadn't expected to fall so quickly into a lifestyle that is so unlike what I have at home. To drink chai with my neighbors, don Maasai jewelry, or discover that the most comfortable shoes in the world are, in my opinion, tire sandals.
I certainly hadn't expected to be so torn between coming home to those I love, and how much heart-ache I'll experience leaving my new family here.