Monday, September 7, 2009

Transition and Growth (my last post)

It has been six days since I returned from Africa but it seems longer because my old life is now foreign to me. I wonder if they have a support group to help people re-enter after spending time in the Third World; if not, maybe I should start one.

I have had long waits in voice mail hell trying to reconnect all my services, shopped to refill the fridge & pantry, gone through endless piles of mail, and fought jet lag for the first few days. I also had time to walk and ride my bike around Capitola and saw it from a fresh perspective…I live in a beautiful and magical place. I was able to visit the monastery to sort out new feelings brought about by the African experiences.

I have more questions than answers right now but I am committed to integrating the “New” with the “Old” (not chronologically) Susan. I realize I need a new framework to analyze my life of abundance and work. Developing this will be the most profound and important part of the journey for me and the most personal.

I want to thank all of you for your support over the past four months and look forward to showing off the” New” Susan in the months to come.


  1. It was with sadness that I read your last post. My family has really enjoyed your blog and posts from Rwanda. We learned a lot and felt as if we had a small glimpse into a very different world. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us.

  2. I am eagerly awaiting the new Susan!