There is really not excuse for my long hiatus from blogging. In the beginning it was an internet access issue in Rwanda. The area where we were staying had wiring problems the last week we were there and then four of the Mizzou kids took a trip to Uganda. In Uganda the internet was slower than old school dial-up so blogging was out of the question. I did journal in the old fashion pen and paper way which I will give a quick recap of in my next post.
Oh but what a difference a month makes. August 1st I was arriving back in the US from Rwanda, started school on the 3rd and feel like I am still not adjusted. It is kind of tricky to go from a place where the little things don't really matter and time is arbitrary to a society that dwells on the every detail and time is money. As much as I learned from my time in Africa I still catch myself caught up in the US hustle and bustle. Not that it is a bad thing but I sometimes need to take a step back and look at the big picture.
And please don't get me wrong, I am proud to be an American and blessed in countless ways. My grandpa, JP, gave me a shirt when I got back that has a soaring bald eagle on it with PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN printed boldly beneath. So yes JP I still love the US and promise to wear the shirt when I find the right occasion. Anyway what I am trying to get at is that I learned a lot from experiencing another culture and am trying to integrate what I have learned into my life. Yet it is an adjustment coming home tha I am still trying to figure out.
My name is Meg and I am currently a Geriatrics and Palliative Care Fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. I started this blog several years ago as a way to remember and talk about what I experienced while studying abroad in Rwanda during the summer of 2009.