Saturday, November 29, 2008


Following a visit to Africa, Winston Churchill wrote, "For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life -- bird, insect, reptile, beast -- for vast scale -- Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa."

While in Uganda I hope to experience the stunning beauty of Africa just as Churchill did. And yet I hope for so much more than just that.

I want to:
-learn to live simply
-challenge my many misconceptions
-face every fear without hesitation
-love selflessly and without reservation

I've never been outside the country before let alone traveled to a whole other continent. Yet it is unsettling how certain I feel about being there.

I leave January 8th. It cannot come soon enough.