Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sorry for Leaving You Hanging

     I didn't intend to fall off the face of the earth.  I didn't intend to raise all kinds of questions and then not answer them.  I didn't intend on April unfolding the way it has.

     This year's trip to Rwanda was challenging, difficult, wonderful, eye-opening, unsettling, life-affirming and life-changing.  I'm already looking forward to my next trip to the Land of a Thousand Hills.  And that astounds me.  Two years ago, I would never have imagined that I'd actually be going to Africa.  That I've since been twice and even my family assumes that I'll be returning again?  Simply amazing to me.

     I don't know why I haven't posted in over a month.  While I was still in Rwanda, I was definitely up against time and technology constraints.  I had the Global Citizens blog to keep up, and a weekly column for my local newspaper to submit. Since I've been home, I have sat down to write several times.  This morning I deleted multiple draft blog posts that just fell flat.

     Perhaps I've just been jet lagged.  Perhaps I have been unable to articulate what I've experienced and felt.  Perhaps writing about a student trip halfway around the world while the Boston Marathon bombing drama is unfolding here at home feels inappropriate.  Perhaps the world spins just a bit too quickly and there are already new, more current things I feel like I should be writing about.

     Whatever the reason, I'm back now.  Time for me to put some thoughts to the page.



  1. I feel the same. I'd "revived" my blog hoping to check in on friends and make new ones, like you.
    Somehow, real life duties and idling called and I got lazy :(
    Thank you for stopping by. I owe you pictures...

  2. Yes, Boo, you do! I think we both could use a Red Dress Moment today! Take some time to play dress up today!