WWBOD, or more accurately for how I’m feeling at the moment, ‘what would anyone else do’ is how I am feeling about my 10 weeks volunteering in Zimbabwe. I have now swapped from being truly in denial to being nervous. I’m concerned I’ll have forgotten to pack something (I always do those things, so this is a legitimate fear!); I’m concerned about how useful I’ll be; and I’m concerned I’ll have my first feelings of homesickness. These are all the tip of the iceberg. I’m sure if I thought about it, there would be more!
On the other hand, reading about Zimbabwe’s progress with the millennium development goals makes me forget about all of the above. So it’s a mixed bag. Combine this motivation with the immense support I’ve received so far and I don’t really need to ask myself what anybody else would do.
6 days until it’s here!
P.S. My volunteering excursion has made me learn a number of things already, without having departed. This includes being able to take 2 x 23kg suitcases on Kenyan Airlines! Combine this with 10kg of hand luggage and that’s a whopping 56kg. Amazing. (Not that I’ll be doing so because I am weak and feeble and have no chance of lifting even half that.)