Well it looks as if I’m going to Africa after all. After much debate on the subject – health, missing work, being unavailable to patients – my fear of missing out on something incredible has won me over. Much of what is difficult about this trip is the amount of work that must be done and now must continue to wait until my return: the PACT manual, this blog, a couple of papers, and planning of this and next year’s trainings here and abroad. All seems so unnecessarily overwhelming especially in contrast to doing a Safari, witnessing the migration of the wildebeests, and playing with elephants at the elephant sanctuary. After all it’s not like I’m going there to work with couples in Kenya. I have become so accustomed to working now when traveling that this seems frivolous.
Nonetheless here I go with Tracey and Joanna as they do something less frivolous like helping building water wells in some of the small villages there. I get to join them after they do that work. The upside is perhaps I will come back with something interesting or inspiring about couples work that I can bring to this blog. I intend to have a Wi-Fi connection somehow and so I expect to continue writing about couples and PACT even though I will be in Africa.