Medical Issues

I’m a walking medical disaster at times – as I write this my hands are killing me and I keep coughing from the silly cold I picked up last week [29/04/09 – which turned out to be a nasty virus that kept me sick for quite a while]. I’m not prime meat for a year…

Relationships

Despite being in a country where people don’t get married quite so young, I constantly feel like I should follow the Kiwi trend of marrying and settling down. It’s not what I want right now or what I feel like God’s got in store for me over the next year or two but I still…

Challenges, problems in NZ, and returning to London

I love challenges, I thrive on the adrenaline and get excited by the possibilities. A year in a development country, though, takes challenge to a new level. I was reading the blog of an RV (returned volunteer) today and she talks about being in Pakistan during a State of Emergency in 2007. I looked at…

Scared

Leaving the UK with VSO scares me. I am scared to pick up my life, again, and start afresh somewhere new, again. I am scared of the challenges a year in a new place brings. I am scared of the organising and all the forms that need filling in. I am scared that I’m actually…

Friday 20 March 2009

Great Heart The title comes from Johnny Clegg’s song of the same name – it’s what I’m listening to. Tonight is my last in London, indeed in the UK, for a month. A whole month. I was panicked this afternoon – so much to get done, so little time – but the panic has faded…