Born To Accept Fate

The countdown continues with little hitches and glitches added along the way…obstacles I can handle.

For those of you just discovering my latest adventure, I am returning to Tanzania for my ninth journey. I am deeply honoured to have been chosen to work with the Jane Goodall Institute’s conservation education program, Roots and Shoots on a six month recruitment. After a month of Kiswahili language training (or re-training for this brittle brain of mine – I’ve had three months of language study previously, at ELCT in Morogoro) I will be posted in Moshi, TZ and working at the Wildlife Center in Mweka, on the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Roots and Shoots, for those who don’t know, is the Jane Goodall Institute’s global program for youth. It was formed in Tanzania in 1991 when a small group of students gathered on the porch of Dr. Goodall’s home in Dar es Salaam, wanting to know how they could make the world a better place. R&S has grown to clubs in over 100 countries around the world.

I am so proud to be associated with this amazing group and especially so, being a member of the Rotary Club of Whistler that is presently active in funding reforestation in Uganda.

Getting Prepared

Hiking Bump & Grind in the California Desert in March

5 Days To Lift-Off

The count-down begins.
I’m starting to feel pressured.
It didn’t help to receive an email from British Air that my flight from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam was cancelled due to their impending strike. All is well; I am rebooked and have to rethink my ‘carry-on’ to include 3 days in London instead of an overnight stay. Am I excited? NO! I only get excited once I’m on the plane and know it’s too late if I forgot something. WELL! I can go shopping in London and purchase forgotten items!