The Beginning

Tucson, 05/18/2018

Mauritania and living in the Canaries seems so far away now. It was such an adventure and rewarding time for me. It is good to be home and it is time to put away my passport, at least for now!

I’m not sure why I have been so reluctant to finish this diary. Maybe I had not fully processed the adventure and the end of it. As I sit outside in my new home in Tucson, I realize that my reluctance is based on my feelings being conflicted. Having my contract terminated was not a surprise, I always felt I would be done sooner than later.

There was a part of me that was sad, but only sad because I would miss my Mauritanian coworkers. There was another part of me that was happy that I would be going home. So, to finish this diary I guess all I can say is it is done, I cherished the opportunity to do this, but I am happy to be home and maybe start another (less adventurous) chapter.

Thank you all for following my diary, I hope you enjoyed it. Now I’ll end it.

I’ll get this printed and bound and maybe someday in the faraway future, my kids will enjoy seeing what a “kick ass” mom they had.

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