Unfortunately, I have not blogged as much as I had hoped to in these past two weeks. Our trip has been a rollercoaster of experiences and emotions and has truly been an experience of a lifetime. Even yesterday, I never would have thought I would be taking a safari trip in South Africa. AFRICA! Nor did I think I would ever see a soccer game at the World Cup Stadium in Cape Town! We have been constantly moving and cramming as many memorable moments into our brains as possible. Truthfully, I am exhausted. However, I don't want it to end. At all. Though a small part of my reasoning may have to do with the drastic temperature change that will occur upon our arrival in Minneapolis, the knowing that I probably won't be back to Cape Town hits me constantly. I won't dwell on that now though. I must live in the moment and appreciate what I have, which is something this trip is drilling my brain with.
My first eye opener of our journey was the trip to the township near Hout Bay. Not only were people living in small shacks, but right across the street, there was huge houses that the township people have to look at daily. It was very disturbing and I wasn't exactly sure how to act. However, not only in the township but in the last couple weeks together I have noticed the positive attitudes in those with very little. I admire these people greatly. I have been so privileged and yet I always complain. I want to learn and I know that through this journey I need to stop taking so many things for granted.
Tomorrow we start our work in Delft township and I have many mixed emotions about it. Overall, I am very excited to see and learn, but for now I have to catch up on sleep. Until next time!