It’s hard to believe we have just entered the final stretch of our time in Uganda. It’s incredible how quickly the time has passed. With less than nine weeks to go we’re starting to feel quite nostalgic about our time and all the wonderful experiences we’ve had so far.
The decision to take the job in Uganda wasn’t necessarily about career development, what has surprised me though is just how much I have developed both personally and professionally through the experience of living and working with people who come from such a starkly different culture. There are things we have learnt that will stick with us forever; that will shape the way we live our lives and the way we raise our children. We’re so grateful for those experiences and learnings.
Living in such a rural part of Uganda my colleagues have become our friends. With most jobs, when the time comes to move on you have the option to maintain friendships with the people you have connected with but in this instance those friendships will exist via WhatsApp or Facebook at best, which makes saying goodbye all that more difficult. That said, I would be surprised if we didn’t find our way back here in the not too distant future. We love living and working abroad because each day is full of new experiences and encounters.
“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun” – Into the Wild