Every year I say this, but… “I can’t believe I’ve lived here SIX YEARS!” I wouldn’t trade the time for anything in the world. There have been moments when I would trade it for having a more “normal” life, such as starting a family of my own, but overall it’s been a greater joy, privilege, honor, and ADVENTURE than I ever could have imagined six years ago.With Elena, my faithful sidekick :)
This morning I re-read what I wrote last year. Basically I said it all there and it all still stands. I also realized that I wrote a lot better back then, which is a little concerning... Maybe functioning in Spanish most of the time is affecting my English as much as my family always swears, ha!
The crew: Brianna, Megan, Shekkinah, Hannah, Brittany, Micaela, Elena
It just so happened that last night we had a Casa de Amor full time/part time volunteer outing to our favorite restaurant. Since I get out so little these evenings apart from street work, it was special to fall on the eve of my "anniversary". Afterwards Elena suggested ice cream to celebrate. So on one of the coldest nights of the year (school has even been canceled for three days due to the cold wave), we ate ice cream outside. Fun times!
Thanks to everyone (you know who you are!) who has supported me during these intense, emotional, incredible years living and serving in Bolivia. The fruit is yours as well.