Well, folks, this is a day I really didn’t think would ever come. Due to some ongoing medical concerns and a few other considerations, I have had to make the incredibly difficult and somewhat sad decision to return home to America.
I said farewell to all of my friends, which was incredibly sad. But I know that some of the friends I made in Rwanda will remain with me for the rest of my life. The program and the country that I’m leaving behind are amazing and I have nothing but positive things to say about everything that I am leaving behind. However, I still know that this is the best decision for me.
What comes next? I’m not really sure. I got to surprise my family on Thanksgiving (which also happened to be my mother’s birthday), and am now getting ready to look for a job and a place to live. What that means, only time will tell. But I know that I am definitely excited for what’s to come!