Lessons Learned (Spring 2017 Edition)
For much of the world, spring is turning into summer. For West Africa, rainy season is here with its downpours, thunder, and lightning. So whatever the season, the last few months have been full of lessons about cooking, clothing, and living life. So here are my lessons learned as I link up with Emily at Chatting at the Sky as she shares what she has learned this spring.
1. Sometime Things Aren’t as Scary as We Think They Are.
These past few months I have found myself zipping across canyons, climbing mountains, and driving to the airport. Okay maybe that last one doesn’t sound too scary but considering it was only my second time driving outside of our compound, it was a big deal for me. They all seemed pretty scary at the beginning but after starting, I soon thought what was I so scared of?
My husband, son, and I did a zip line course while we were in Southern Africa for vacation. The view was amazing, and I actually enjoyed the whole process. Now the mountain climbing was mostly hiking but it had a lot more climbing involved than I am use to. It was fulfilling at the end of the afternoon to have climbed to the top and then have a ride down via the ski lift. I still don’t care for heights but I didn’t have any freak out moments.
In regard to the last item, we have lived here over a year, and I hardly ever drive. I either walk or ride with someone. When there was no one to pick my husband up from the airport, we decided that I could do this. I somehow even ended up taking a guest to the airport. We made it in one piece, and it really wasn’t that big of a deal. Now I am planning my next outing -a trip to the salon to get my hair cut.