It is coming down to the last couple of days. I am just thinking about so much. What I have learned about myself, what I have learned about my own environment, what I want to change, and forgiveness. This afternoon Drew asked the village three question. What are you proud of? What will you take back with you? And Something you learned? I a proud of coming out of my shell, I was shy at first but I learned that being shy is okay but sometimes it is okay to take that lead. It is okay to be free and show people that silly person that I keep trapped up inside. I will take story based learning back with me. I will use it in my classroom when I become a teacher, I will take back the things I learned and share it. I learned that one should always have hope and to work towards forgiveness. I learned that the people of Rwanda have been through so much. Some losing some family members, and others losing their whole family, and they still continue to live their lives with hope and live by forgiveness. Those questions really hit me because the trip is coming to an end . I did not come to Rwanda with any expectations, this trip has changed me in ways I cannot explain. I just want my actions and my behavior to show the positive affect that Rwanda had on me as a person and on my future career as a teacher!
I am traveling to Rwanda because I believe the people there have so much knowledge and so much to offer. I want the people there to impact my life in a positive way just as much as I want to impact their lives. I want to go and compare how their living style is different from mine and how I can change my living style to better myself, and my family. I want to be a teacher and the things that I learn in Rwanda I can use throughout my teaching career to impact people through sharing my story about my experience.