The past few days or maybe weeks have been the craziest of my life. Maybe I have had crazier days but these past few weeks stand out because I have had a lot of time on my hands to reflect upon them. I will not go into the long story of how I ended up having a few weird weeks that leave me wishing I could run away from my own life or maybe exchange with someone who is having a better time. I choose to focus on the lessons I have learnt from the crazy experiences I have been having which I will list below:
Crazy experience 1: Leaving Ireland and adjusting to life in Zimbabwe
Life lesson: what doesn’t kill me will make me stronger. Zimbabwe is my home and although I am yet to understand the hustling lifestyle that everyone seems to know so much about; I did not die in the first weeks of being back home. Zesa does its own thing and I have learnt to live with it. People wonder who moves back from Europe to Zimbabwe, well I just did and I am still here. It’s really not as bad as everyone makes it sound. Having my family close to me is a bonus.
Crazy experience 2: Identifying and letting go of some fake friends
Life lesson: Not everyone who smiles at you or spends time with you when all is well is going to be around when the storm comes. I have reduced my friend count and some don’t even know what hit them. One of my “friends” when I lamented about feeling as if no one had my back said they never knew me to be the kind of person who depends on other people. Well, guess I’m human after all!!! I just realised having people who always take from me (energy, time, anything really) and never give anything back is quite draining. I have no time for excess baggage in my life and those who no longer served a purpose or who weren’t building or enriching me, simply had to go. This also goes for ex-lovers who hang around but serve absolutely no purpose. NO MORE!!!
Crazy experience 3: Getting stuck in Dar es Saalam, Tanzania
This is right at the top of my crazy experiences and I sincerely hope I will laugh about it one day. Just not now. As I blog I am in Tanzania and my business here was put on hold because of unforeseen circumstances and the fact that the country is busy with general elections. Seriously this is not the time to be in a foreign country and trying to distract them from the business of voting. I thought of abandoning the mission but maybe there is is something to be learnt here so I am still holding on.
Life lesson: quitting is for losers.
Busy making lemonade to mix with some vodka…Got to make good use of these lemons being thrown at me. Or maybe…image from Instagram