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A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step- Lao Tzu
I thought it would be fitting to inaugurate this blog moon walking to a year ago when the journey began. Firstly, never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I was ever or ever willingly going to live in Angola. Needless to say we backed our bags, newly married and dived into the unknown of life in Africa.
I had so many conflicting emotions surging through me, at that point in time it was dizzying. I was sad and nervous to be away from the people and place I have known all my life. I was scared of the “what ifs”… what if i get sick? what if its unbearable? what if I don’t make friends or fit in? However, as scared as I was things began to get real very fast, as I watched the movers clear our house, while my husband and I cleared out COSTCO like we were preparing for Armageddon, I was also extremely excited.
There is just something about the unknown that is thrilling and the ‘what ifs’ became an exhilarating challenge. In the blink of an eye we were in Angola, I was 6000 miles away from everything I knew. Fortunately, it’s been and continue to be a wonderful, eye opening and exciting journey. Life in Africa forces you to become extroverted and adventurous yet somehow calm, collected and cautious… and I’m just going with the flow, figuring it out along the way!