I think I’ve forgotten how to write.
With that said, this probably isn’t a paricularly inspiring blogpost but I want to fill you in on what I’ve been up to and what I’m doing next before it’s done. My last blogpost (with the false promise that more posts would come ‘soon’…sorry) told you I’d just finished a month teaching English back in UK. Since then I’ve had an almost 2 month break. Seeing people, laughing with friends, enjoying Brighton beach and going to weddings. Lots of weddings.
I also got a new job.
At the end of October I travel to South Sudan for 1 year, working as a Project Support Officer (PSO) with TF. New adventures ahead. I’ll be living on a TF base with around 15 other TF staff in Yuai, Jongelei state. AKA the middle of absolutely nowhere. Literally. To get to Yuai you take a teeny tiny single-propeller plane from Juba and fly over miles and miles of barren scrubland, so I’m told. Out of the base TF run relief programmes in food insecurity, nutrition and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and my role is to work alongside the area coordinator supporting the running of these projects.
I’m excited about what lies ahead. Why I applied for the job and how I got it is a story for another day but I feel this is certainly the right thing for me for now and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in.
But first, I’m back to Kenya for a few weeks, flying on Sunday. Super excited about seeing friends again and enjoying Nairobi life.
People keep asking about this blog and I do plan to keep you all updated with semi-regular blog posts about life in the bush as and when I get inspiration and internet so do check back here every now and then.