This is a pretty random post just containing my thought at the present moment. Having been here for 2 weeks, I have gone through so many emotions, not necessarily what you’d imagine, as I don’t really get culture shock or anything. However, holding very high expectations for myself, I was disappointed with myself for not being myself at the beginning, but after making goals and stretching myself and mostly with the enabling power I feel from God, I feel so comfortable and can feel myself growing. A big part of that is due to the people I am surrounded by. Some of the volunteers I’m with are just incredible people, kind, polite, friendly, and it is their nature to look for the one and be friendly. I have learnt much more about how I should be as a human and why it is so important. Its hard to explain my mind, but I’m just grateful for good fellow human examples who help me become better. You never know what friends you’ll make, what experiences and memories you’ll have. You always have to be ready to meet and accept new people.
I have especially enjoyed learning from others and asking questions. I have seen and felt so much different emotion. The vibrant joy in church watching others sing their hearts out and dance, the many young kids who run after the ‘Muzungu bus’ (white person bus) with delight and excitement, the young men and women carrying or pushing heavy loads with a straight face of perseverance. I could go on. I have seen so much SO much joy and SO much hardship. Being some where like this with the volunteers from all over who I am with is so enlightening and reminds me of my priorities and whose strength I really rely on, the Saviours. I truly know, because I have felt it here, that I couldn’t be my best self without him, I couldn’t get to the impossible looking side without his enabling power. Grateful for my mix of emotions and thoughts.