Africa changes you. It makes you do things you never would have imagined doing at home.
- Brushing my teeth in the shower
- Going bra-less
- Wearing my Crocs with socks – eeks!
- Seatbelts – what are those?
- Chasing my chicken around the front yard to get back in her pen
- Making water and power outages part of my daily routine
- Greeting every single person I pass in the village (so annoying!)
- Going 3 days + without washing my hair
- Getting up at 5:30 in the morning on weekdays and not being able to sleep past 7 on weekends
- Eating PLAIN pasta
- Asking a learner very directly “Are you stupid?” or “Do you want to fail?” in front of the whole class
- Handing over a half eaten apple to a kid who’s staring at you eating it
- Greeting the 2 spiders on my wall every morning
- Threatening or bribing the students
- Wearing my money belt whenever I leave the village
- Carrying my cell phone ALWAYS and anticipating a call (from homeJ)
- Not freaking out when there is a goat at the front door or a chicken in the car seat beside you
No doubt, being here has made me more flexible and laid back. It’s awesome!