How does one answer that question--and better yet how do you answer it with words--amazing as they are-when they fail completely!
It pains me to even try to answer that question and so mostly I haven't. Not to say that I don't want to talk about or share my experiences but they have been one on one, in quiet settings, with real questions and a true desire to hear my feelings.
I will list a few of the things I learned while in Ghana:
- my sister and her husband are amazing (nothing new)
- you can be happy when you have so little
- there is such a thing as being too
- multitasking diminishes passion, shared experiences, and focus
- knowledge can greatly increase patience
- I can pee just about anywhere
- some traditions never die
- respecting elders is a lost art in the USA
- I never knew how much I should appreciate paved roads
- making even small efforts to learn another's culture and language goes a long way
- the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is universally true
- having an opportunity to catch even a glimpse of someone's passion, sweat, tears, hard work, and education, is life changing
- some experiences can never be replicated or truly shared
- that I can travel in extreme circumstances
- truly I am eclectic when it comes to food of all kinds
- some opportunities are priceless
There are so many more lessons learned but you get the idea. If you want to hear more don't hesitate to ask questions, drop me a comment, write me an email, or call me.