Sooooo. I’m coming home early. (: Tonight actually, how exciting!
I realized that I’m not very good at keeping up with blogging because I find it hard to bring myself to make time for the computer haha, and I run out of things to say! I guess the easiest, most logical thing to talk about would be,
“Well Brittany, what did you learn from this experience?”
The answer? A million things! I think that, first off, it broadened my horizon. Did you know that Americans aren’t the only people on earth? Sometimes we get so wrapped up in ourselves that we forget that there is a whole world out here; what a precious thing to waste. I’ve learned that humility goes a long way and that a smile is universal, no matter what culture. I’ve learned that I like walking places: you see more that way. I’ve learned that Union Colony is the best school EVER and that I look dreadful in a school uniform. (; Also that sunshine and fresh air really can fix almost anything, and you can find them anywhere on the planet.
I’ve also learned that some of the best people on the planet live in South Africa, and that sometimes friendships are formed simply because it’s meant to be: these are the friendships that will never be broken, learned that God truly is in every corner of the world and he will always find you. 2 Chronicles 16:9–”For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him”. He truly takes care of his children. I’ve learned that there is nothing like getting up at 6:00 in the morning to watch the sun rise over the ocean from the beach. Stunning.
I’ve learned that there is no place like home, and by home, everyone knows I mean Colorado. (: We are so miraculously blessed to live in that amazing place. Colorado Rocky Mountain high, yeah? (: I’ve decided to go to CSU and study secondary education, art teacher style! I’ve been so blessed with such amazing art teachers that I never realized that not all art teachers are so brilliant. Cough cough, if I can save one kid from having a Fish Hoek art class, then that’s what I will do. What can I say, I’m a giver. (;
I’ve learned that I actually do hate tv, I wasn’t just saying that. Goodbye, direct tv, you are a waste of my time.
I plan on coming back to South Africa when my host sister Monique gets married. The Clapps have become such a huge part of my lives, as well as the Stiles, and I plan on frequent visits (which my rich husband will pay for.) It’s a fool-proof plan.
Mountains > beaches.
Can’t wait to be home.