Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Happy Frappy

Despite all the wonderful information I have been learning, the fun I have been having with my co-workers and new family here in country, the things I have been accomplishing at my job and the relationships I have been building in the work place while in Uganda for the past four months there have definitely been some rough patches along the way (which is to be expected). I do not necessarily like expressing these trials and tribulations, but I am finding that at times it makes them more overwhelming when I do not. I have started journaling to work through some of the hard days I have here in country, but it is the days like today that make me want to push through and keep on working hard for my organization. I came to work today to find everyone at the Youth Center on task and preparing for the day. They had CNN on the television so not only did I get to watch the news, which hardly ever happens for me anymore because I typically read online or listen to the BBC on the radio at home, but I got to have my morning coffee while doing so. This was one of the first semi-normal feelings I have had in a while here in Kayunga. Next I found the fence that got approval to be fixed/built again being worked on by the contractors and was told it will be done in time for our massive community Holiday Party on Friday. The day kept on moving to finish on a positive note and actually felt like everyone here at the Youth Center contributed to a productive work day which is not always how I feel on my walk home from work.

I am coming to find that it is the small goals that are accomplished and the little triumphs whether it is replacing a light bulb in my house, building a relationship with one more staff member at the Youth Center or learning how to make cookies using a Dutch-oven is what is important day to day. I know it might sound trivial, but during those hard days it is those little things that help you push through as well as support from family and friends. I know all of you at home have been there for me whether I have known it or not and I want you all to know that I am very thankful for your thoughts and support. Thank you for that.

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes, flowers are most definitely uplifting:-) I wonder what this flower is called? Do these grow outside your home? Love you XOXOXO