After teaching children in Rusinga Island, Kenya the meaning of love, a call came to return to the woman who taught me what love is. I was able to make it back to the US in time for a final few hugs with my greatest inspiration before returning to Africa with a new guardian angel.
There's no way to encapsulate what two weeks at 'home' makes a girl feel. But here I did my best. Basically, I felt loved, supported, and only a little crazy. Here it goes: A Letter to Home....
If it's not on your Bucket List yet, put it there now. Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta is situated at the border of mountains and desert and is a combination of color, early mornings, late nights, and ballooning games you never knew possible. It is what dreams are made of.
Revitalized, rejoiced, rejuvenated… maybe even reinvented… time with family left each bit of me saturated with love and happiness, and a strength to meet each road that lies ahead.
...I spent my 21st birthday chasing anteaters, fishing for piraña, and catching Anacondas from the most isolated parts of the country. We jumped off a cliff at sunset to enjoy a smooth sail down to steady ground a la parapente, spotted monkeys, capybara, and slept in hammocks as lightning storms stewed in the skies above