The last blog from snowinsenegal...I'm coming home

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Trip End May 2009


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Monday, February 9, 2009

Hello everyone,

So this is it. The last entry I will make from Senegal and I'm feeling really good about it because its just time for me to go home.  I've learned more in two years living in Senegal about development than I think I ever could back in the states sitting in a classroom and I am so grateful that I got to do this.  Its been really really tough, expectations not met and the environment more different than I have ever known.  I know quite a bit more about myself now and am ready to start the next chapter of my life.  I think if this adventure were a book it would have one of those endings that leaves you with a smile, a good feeling, but also you know you'd never read it again.  Oh I know I'll come back here to visit, I'd love to do a trip someday to the neighboring countries, but it probably won't be to live here ever again.  And that is very strange because two years of my life have been devoted to this place.  Its the longest I've ever been in one place that wasn't close to mommy and daddy, if you know what I mean.
So with that, I say thankyou to Senegal and the Peace Corps and all the friends I've made here you will not be forgotten and to those who I've said I will keep in touch, may god help me keep my word. Life is always moving and I've climbed another mountain here and now I start at the bottom of another...

I fly home on my birthday.  The 20th of February.  I touch down at 2:45 pm on the 21st of February at JFK and will be in NYC for a week then home to Belfast on the 2nd of March.  Can't wait to see you all again and hear your sweet voices!

love Desneige and wish me luck!
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yukonkate
yukonkate on

Welcome home sweetie!
Hi Desneige,

You did it! We've really enjoyed your travelogues and the pictures you and your family has sent to us! We were sad when you were sad and happy when you were happy.

Sounds like you will still be very busy upon your return. We're waiting for Amanda's baby girl to arrive, supposed to be here on 2/25 and she's huffing and puffing already.

Have a safe journey home sweetie!

Aunt Kathy

seleniii
seleniii on

wowsers!
Desneige it has been wonderful to read your blog updates! thank you so much for sharing... what an adventure and period of your life coming to a close. i hope you have a great return to home and maine and snow! that it is exciting and full of wonderful surprises - as many small everyday adventures as you have found in senegal. sending you my love, - Selena

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