“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” -Scottish Proverb
I received an email yesterday bearing unfortunate news: due to increased unrest and terrorism in Kenya, my best laid plans have gone awry.
Since my acceptance into the School for Field Studies in March, I have been preparing for a trip of a lifetime: four months in Kenya and Tanzania, living in the bush and studying wildlife conservation. Now, Kenya has been scratched off the destination list.
I am not going to let this news get me down. Sometimes plans change, and I know it is best not to draw comparisons in your mind between where you are, and where you “could have been.” Nothing good will come of spending my first seven weeks in Tanzania saying, “But I could have been in Kenya!”
So I will take this change in stride and accept it as a gift: I have been given an opportunity to really get to know northern Tanzania and to become a part of it for four short months. I remain deeply grateful for having the chance to visit such a unique place!
Until next time,