So I really don’t know what to write, I’m sitting here trying to come up with something, but I am blank. It probably has to do with the fact that I have nothing to report. I have no projects going on right now, nothing exciting worth sharing. I was talking with another 3rd year volunteer earlier and we were talking about why we willing did another year after doing nothing for two. I cant remember the reasons why I got myself into this! I don’t consider myself a work-a-holic but for most of my life I have been busy. Either school, sports, after schools projects, or work and now I really don’t do much. I know as you read this you are probably thinking I do more than I give myself credit for, and while living and working in a different language is hard, I’ve been in Burkina close to 3 years, and some days I do not feel like I have anything to show for myself.
My little brother just left, after a two week visit. I am glad he got to actually make the trip. With all the problems going on I was worried he wouldn’t be able to come, but in the end it all worked out. Another volunteer asked him how his French was and he said non existent. He went on to say how we felt like a mute kid. He could recognize people were trying to talk to him, but he just couldn’t physically respond. That pretty much sums up my life in Burkina. I know I lived here for almost 3 years, but some days I cannot get a logical sentence out.
Anyways, we had a great time. We visited parts of Burkina that I have never seen before. It was nice to finally see the south west of Burkina, plus it is soo PRETTY! We also visited my old village and spent a few days in my new village. We tried to see Elephants, but it didn’t work out due to all the rain the South has been receiving lately.
So, this blog was of me rambling. I felt the need to update my life for all those loyal blog followers but had nothing really to report. I am heading on vacation to the beach next week, so once I get back I will be relaxed and more focused on my last 6 months in Burkina(scary!) Look for a better update in July!
Here is a sneak peak of my little brother's visit:
From Left to Right: 1st Picture- Our first donkey cart ride, 2nd Picture- Us at the Waterfall/Cascades in Banfora, 3rd Picture-Beouf in the Backseat, 4th Picture-Us at my work, 5th Picture- Aaron eating To, local food, 6th Picture- Me and the girls in my courtyard making S’mores!!
Up Coming Events:
VACATION IN TOGO AND BENIN!!
Water Conservation Conference
Rain, Rain and more Rain!!!