….Everything…happens for a reason.
…I do sincerely believe that everything happens for a reason…my friends/family here at home and in Tanzania are part of a larger picture that I plan to immerse myself to make the very best of what can emerge.
What we were able to achieve from the first visit to TZ serving as a volunteer through CCS:
Volunteering was intimidating and frightening at times as I was overwhelmed by what I felt I couldn’t do before convincing myself to focus on what I could offer. The humbling experience allowed me to prioritize and I understand how I can best use my skills to be of service. Cross Cultural Solutions, my host organization, was a very successful experience and provided the bridge to my connection with the Voice of Maasai choir. I recommend CCS as a credible and well-established organizer for a first-time volunteer experience and encourage future volunteers to scout out sponsorships to help assist with the fees.
My advice to those considering volunteering is this:
Remarks about moving forward:
I want to extend a thank-you to those of you who have followed the journey. In the next few days and months my objectives and follow-through will be revealed, including a select variety of initiatives and projects.
As a sensual person, I have already missed and will continue to miss the sounds, smells and sites of my recent experiences the most. I will miss the bumpy roads while piled into a small truck sharing stories and jokes with friends. I will miss hearing the dogs barking and the early morning call to prayer. I have missed the dust and the foreign words of Swahili. I will miss most, the hugs of those that I have already come to love.
Until next time, amani,
Photo documentation of journey and initiatives posted on FB