Ready, Set, AFRICA!

Emotions I’m feeling: Happy. Excited. NERVOUS.

I’m so excited to go to Uganda. Seriously, I am. But there’s a little bit of me that is still a little nervous.  Okay, I’ll admit, a LOT nervous. But mostly about the food.

All day, we’ve been learning about how the biggest worry in most Ugandans’ lives is where their next meal is coming from. Luckily, I don’t have that worry. I’ve been blessed enough in life to be able to be a picky eater. 

Weird. I’ve never called “picky eating” a blessing before. But its true. This will be a wonderful life lesson, though, to see how other people live. I’m truly blessed to be going on an adventure like this.

It was luck, really, that I was chosen to go. It was a Wednesday when I emailed Carol, one of the professors, about this trip. I knew I wanted to go on the backpack trip, but I never thought it was going to be in Africa. I emailed Carol to get details of the trip, and she told me to sign up, because spots were going fast.

She wasn’t kidding.

By Saturday of that same week, the application had closed, and I was one of the lucky people chosen to go.

Here we are, six months later, three days away from departure. I’m really excited to document my adventures, and I’m glad about the team we have going to the country. I’ve only known most of these people a few months, but we really mesh well together. It’s going to be a fun time!

 

Here we go! Catch ya’ll in Africa! 

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