With such a momentous life change around the corner, I've taken to not sleeping and staying up, thinking.....and analyzing....and worrying....and relishing memories - all at once.
At the suggestion of one of my oldest friends, I've started re-reading old emails from the past few years. It's amazing to not recognize yourself in your own writing and just as quickly realize that certain things have remained the same.
I want to share something I wrote to a friend while in Odibo, Namibia in 2007. I don't want to forget these words and what I was going through at that time, what I learned about myself and another culture and as grandiose as it sounds (and I don't mean it to be) what matters.