A year and a half ago, I didn’t know that the country of Guyana existed. After doing some fierce google-ing however, it quickly became my dream to volunteer here for one year and to work and interact with the residents of Bosco Orphanage in Plaisance, Guyana. The next thing I knew, after a rigorous application process, I was being interviewed and then accepted for the position.
It was a quick dream for me. It wasn’t something that I had been wishing for my entire life. But nevertheless, I dreamed it, I did it and now I must detach from it. These are the three D’s that I’ve spoken about before on this blog. The process of letting go of this experience began a long time ago for me. Slowly, things have been wrapping up, and now I’ll be departing Guyana in just over 14 hours. The experience is now behind me, it’s in my back pocket.
I. Did. It.
There were so many life lessons cooked up this year. I know I’ll be unpacking this experience for years to come, and it is my hope to (initially) write a little bit more about what living in Guyana has meant to me once I’m back home in the United States.
Until then, I leave you with this simple quote by Annie Dillard:
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
…so don’t waste a single one of them!
Bye bye, Guy Guy.