18 July 2012

What's Next?

The top three things people say when hearing I have moved back from Uganda:
  1. Wow! Welcome Back!
  2. How was it?/What was it like?
  3. What's next?
The truth is, the first question is a bit loaded. To sum up a year and half of my life into a few words or sentences is difficult. It was wonderful, amazing, difficult, lonely, heart-breaking, beautiful, life-changing. But, of course, not everyone wants all those details. So, usually I just say it was great. :)

And the second question? I'm not sure, to be honest. I'm getting married in September and moving to Minneapolis. I'm pretty excited about these next life steps [nothing like putting several of life's major transitions into a few months!] but also a bit overwhelmed. I'm looking for another job, of course, and trying to figure out how my skills translate into a different culture.

As for this blog...I'm also not sure yet. I discovered that I enjoy writing more than I expected. Having a place to share my random thoughts about culture, Africa, and libraries was helpful for me. I'd like to keep writing but am still figuring out what that could look like. So, for now, I still have more reflections and will probably keep writing for the foreseeable future as I continue to process my time in Uganda.

A new chapter is beginning.


  1. Oh, please do keep writing. I find that blogs are such an easy way to keep up with people without having to bother with a list of email addresses and whatnot. :~)

  2. Thanks, Hannah! I agree. I definitely want to keep blogging but am just trying to figure out what my 'Library Story' looks like now. :)

  3. now you have to blog for US... on THIS side of the ocean!! ;)