So in commemoration of being back in America for almost 2 weeks now I thought that I would throw out some observations and answer some FAQs and provide some of my infamous lists from my time in Malawi as a sub-Saharan spaz.
A lot of people have asked me multiple questions like:
“So, how is it to be back?”
Since all anyone wants is a short answer, I give that to them, but the people that really care I tell them that it is really good to be back and see Sarah and my friends and family again although I miss Malawi and all of my friends there. I am excited to get my back taken care of ASAP and it is nice to be back at Carinos.
“What do you miss most about Malawi?”
I think that other than people, I miss the free time, especially that which I devoted to reading. Since January of 2008, I finished 169 books and finished half of Pride and Prejudice. In the two weeks I have been back, I have read approximately 10 pages – total.
“What is the weirdest thing about being back?”
The fact that I am not leaving again soon. It feels weird to think that I am not heading to Africa and have no plans to head overseas anytime soon. Also, eating good food and drinking good beer whenever o would like; that is really strange. Oh, and there are overweight people EVERYWHERE. Coming from a country in which malnourishment is one of the biggest problems, moving back to one of the “biggest” countries in the world can be a bit of a shock.
“What is next now that you are back?”
Well Sarah and I are getting married in August, then, after our honeymoon we are moving to Austin. Sarah will be doing the whole nursing skewl thing and I will be teaching and working on my Master’s degree in Science Education. For the first bit of time there I will be substitute teaching and working at Carinos while Sarah will work as a nurse’s assistant. We are both really excited to see what the Lord has planned for us!
Well I think that that covers most of the FAQs. In my next blog I will include some of the lists that I have made including “You might be a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi If”, “Quotes of the Day”, “Things Spencer Has Had Stolen From Him”, etc… If you have any other questions or comments please don’t hesitate and I look forward to seeing yall soon.
Osadandaulu Sangalalani “Don’t Worry Be Happy”