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Ways in Which I’m Different

Posted by Thryn on May 8th, 2010 filed in Post

The view from my front porch
The view from my porch

Times are winding down on my time in Africa. It’s the hour of reflection on how I got here, what I did, and what I’m going to do next. I’m not the same person I was before I left America. It’s not surprising. Everyone knows they will change. The exciting part is discovering how exactly I am different, and how I am still the same. So I’ve made a list of a few ways in which I’m different and a few ways in which I’m the same both on the inside and on the outside. Today I’ll share the different list:

  1. My hair is longer was longer until I cut it yesterday, and blonder.
  2. I am slightly tanner. Ever so slightly.
  3. I love cooking. I love it so much, it borders on obsession.
  4. I write less.
  5. I am more patient.
  6. Yet I have very little tolerance for hearing people complain about most anything.
  7. I can give technical support via email, facebook, phone, and text message.
  8. I’m more independent.
  9. I hardly flinch when I see a cockroach or a mouse.
  10. I speak French.
  11. My ears are pierced.
  12. Powdered milk, fish, beans and rice have become dietary staples.
  13. I consider chicken and cheese to be luxury items.
  14. I’m delighted that I have no idea where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing in 5 years.


2 Responses to “Ways in Which I’m Different”

  1. Jessbear Says:
    May 10th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Wow, you got your ears pierced? I can’t believe it! We miss you here in Bmore. I hope you make a pit stop here on your way to whatever your final destination is. I’d love to see you and introduce you to Ally!

  2. Yoli Says:
    June 22nd, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Beautiful blog. Amazing how travel changes us and opens us to the world. I had to laugh when I read you pierced your ears at such a late age. As a non US native, we do this from birth yet here is such a shock when someone pierces their ears.

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