THESE DAYS, we can hardly believe that so much time has passed since we last said goodbye to you all in Belize City. We’re not sure about you, but we can still taste the fryjacks and stew chicken. It seems like just yesterday, Miss Emily left commitment rocks and encouraged us all to “Be a shining light.” Now that we have all transitioned back into our daily lives, it’s so easy to miss the beautiful, controlled chaos of our teaching space at Helping Hands.
Over the course of 21 days we watched you all open yourselves up to new experiences and challenges. You overcame fears of leaving home, fears of not being good teachers, fears of homesickness, and fears associated with vulnerability… which, we should add, led to our first and only confrontation with one another…that then brought us even closer together. That tedx/gla evening will stick with us as the moment you all really took ownership of what you wanted the program to be.
We want you all to remember that it’s ok to have fear but it’s so important to push through those fears and attempt to find out what’s on the other side… and as Miley would say… it’s the climb.
I hope that the take away from this adventure is that you can all make a difference in whatever community you are involved in. One person can’t change the world, but together you can and I hope that you rely on one another and hold each other accountable. Do Good things in your lives.
Also… please please someone invent some type of oil that 100% repels sand flies 😉
And also keep working on reducing your carbon footprints! Spread the word
“I live a life of flavor, I know who I am”