With One Chapter Closing, Another Opens

I feel as if a fast-forward button on my life was pushed, and now I find myself in this crazy, new, fast-paced and lovely world called the USA. I could tell you all about my last few weeks, sad goodbyes, the fear of leaving and surviving without piment pepper for a year, and my breakdown in the plane that so much resembled the the one I had leaving Texas just 2 years ago, but I don’t know what I can say other than it was all bittersweet and surreal. I tried my best not to complicate but instead enjoy my last moments there…and I think I did an okay job at it. But as Angel said, a small piece of us will stay in Cameroon, and a part of me is definitely still there. Being back to this place that hasn’t changed much with the exception of technology taking over more people’s lives, I feel like a different person stepping into a new chapter. My life perspective has changed completely, and so have I. I proudly completed my two years’ of doing the absolute best work that I was capable of, I became a mother, a project coordinator, a firm believer in faith, and I became a difference in someone else’s life. I’m only scared that the next chapter won’t be able to compete with that, but at least I know more about who I am and I know what my priorities are. I want to continue to make a difference!

Should I continue this blog? I thought about it, wondering if it would really be all that interesting to continue describing a life that everyone knows about. So maybe it won’t be as interesting as it was before… no more stories about becoming a queen or killing chickens. I will probably write less. But I want to invite you to the next chapter, in my continuation of working toward that same idea of peace. I do have a few ideas about how I’m going to do that… 🙂

About Tara

Tara received her degree in French and Communications before jetting off to serve Cameroon for 2 years with the Peace Corps. She has forever since been inspired to serve in humanitarian projects around the world. She's a writer, tour guide, business owner, property manager, wifey, dog mom, and traveler. Tara lives in Dallas, Texas, where she's happily married to the tech genius who keeps her website pretty.