My 24th Birthday was this weekend! It will definitely be a birthday I will never forget, my first Swazi birthday! Birthdays are a way of looking back and seeing how far we have come in life. Only two short years ago I spent my birthday finishing a college paper just in time for exam week, track practice spinning in circles 20lb weight throw in my hands, and then after practice rushing through a blizzard to get ready for he Athletic Formal. Wow, life has changed!
This year on my birthday, I had a successful event. We are starting a youth club in my community, so the event’s purpose was to select the committee of leaders for the group. The elected a female to be the chairperson! And they are looking forward to using this group to help organize social events, sports teams, and for community and business development. I am really looking forward to working with this group! After the meeting we all went down to the Butchery, where we bar-b-qued up some meat and pap and they all sang Happy Birthday to me!
|Sinceni Youth Club|
The two weeks after Thanksgiving were really hard for me. I was really excited and full of ideas after In-Service Training and then I got back to site and within a week everything started shutting down for the summer holidays and it was quite shocking o go back to living the hut life after spending a week with running water, prepared meals, and Americans all over the place. So this weekend was badly needed and I am now out of that funk. It’s amazing how little it takes to make me happy again: friends, a shower, and a chocolate milkshake.
Now I am really looking forward to some traveling, as I will be spending Christmas and New Years on the beaches of Mozambique. It’s going to be a white sandy Christmas!