So incase you haven’t realised or noticed, I have left Europe and have returned back to Cape Town.
Being back in Europe for Christmas was a fun and an interesting experience. I had a wonderful time spending time with family and friends. Great times sharing the work I have been doing here. Difficult at times adjusting to life in England. I was surprised by how much I had culture shock. I feel like I have tried to submerge myself in South African life as much as possible and as a result I am a different person – not completely different but my mindset on things have changed and therefore made it harder to adjust to life in England…..All in all it was a nice trip and I’m missing people already.
It was lovely to celebrate my birthday in England and South Africa. Having dinner with my family was so nice. Family selfies are the best! Cape Town party was totally awesome as well. Beach selfies are the best! Thanks to all who made my day and helped me have the best birthday to date!
Being back has been fun, exciting and busy. I had a few days to settle back in, get used to the lovely weather before I got back to work. I have really enjoyed being back at work, I had a chance to work with and say goodbye to my wonderful friend and colleague Glynn. She has been a wonderful friend and mentor over the past year and I will miss seeing her everyday at work.
My schedule has changed slightly this year to accommodate me being at University. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I work at the clinic, Tuesdays I’m at University and Thursday I help with Admin in the church…..mostly organizing any events that they have coming up.
I am slowly settling into work a 5 day week again – last year was a nice 4 day week. It is taking some adjusting as the clinic can be very busy at times but I love what I do and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am slowly learning that sometimes I have to say no when people ask me to do things…..because I wanted to get so involved last year I took on too much and was incredibly exhausted at the end of the year. This year is going to be different…..
I have been going to lectures for 3 weeks now and I’m really enjoying it – I love studying which has surprised me…..it definitely helps studying something you’re interested in. We are small class of 20, 19 women and 1 man…..shame! We really have fun together and after the first week of having no one to go to lunch with I feel like I have made some wonderful friends.
I’m getting more and more involved in the student ministry at Jubilee. We have a camp coming up in the next few weeks. Please pray that lots of new comers come and we have a ton of fun.
Since Joelle left me and moved back to the UK 😦 I now have a new housemate :-D. Along with Rudo who lived with me last year we now have Mia. Mia is originally South African but has lived in England for the past 10years. She is in Cape Town for the next year studying an Intermediate based PGCE. Rudo went to school with her some years ago in Botswana so they know each other. There was a slight fear from my side about things being awkward (considering the antics of our previous housemate and the fact that the lease on the house is in my name) but it has been and hopefully will continue to be a pleasure having her here and getting to know her.
Thank you to all of you who have supported me over the past year and continue to do so.
P.S – my dad has nearly booked flights to come and visit me in October!!! Arrrrgggggghhhhhhh…..whooooooooohoooooooohoooooo!!! :-DDD