I am now sitting in the lobby area of the Southern Sun hotel in Nairobi and typing a blog live vs transferring one from the WORD document I have been keeping for the past few weeks. It is nice to be in a hotel knowing that we are heading home. We have spent a very long time away from San Diego (we left on June 20) and it will be very nice to be home. We have lots to do when we get there to prepare the kids for school and get back into a normal routine. The kids can’t wait to see all of their friends and start to eat normal food again.
I will be very happy to drive on paved roads and enjoy the life we have. I have learned a lot on this trip and will appreciate what we have more than ever. I am also clear that I am not giving up our way of life to move across the world to live in Africa long-term or any other impoverished part of the world. I can see myself investing time and energy in projects that will make the world a better place, including U-TOUCH, but I enjoy our life and look forward to the comforts of home.
I have been to a lot of places in the world and still consider San Diego the best place I would like to live, so I will look to keep it that way. We did meet some amazing people on our travels and I enjoyed all of the interactions. There were young people with big smiles and empty stomachs and some world travelers that were seeing an African safari for the first time. I learned a lot about myself on this trip and realized that I still have so much to learn. I am on a path that is fulfilling for me, but there is still so much to do. I will look to spend the rest of my life trying to make the world a better place and hope that those of you who read this blog will help in any way that you can.
Making a difference in the world is a responsibility shared by all of us. No matter how crazy or challenging our world looks, I can promise you there are others in the world facing far more dire situations. We are a very dramatic culture and we make so much of every little challenge put in front of us. We can handle so much if we change our perspective, and I look forward to helping a lot of people change their perspective if I can.
I started this blog to share our summer’s journey to NY and Africa, but I am sure that when I get home I will continue to blog and use this platform to share my thoughts. I enjoy writing and look forward to sharing more thoughts about amazing experiences in the world and doing my part to make the world a better place.
‘Til next time ……
One thought on “Heading Home”
August 17, 2012 at 1:16 pm
Thank you for keeping such a detailed and intimiate account of your travel. I enjoyed this very much.
No one, and I repeat, no one lives like an American. It is so hard to appreciate until you live like an African, a Japanese or a European. We enjoy comforts that never end.
I look forward to hearing more about your adventure.