There was an armed robbery late at night this past Sunday. I am physically unharmed. My stuff has been gone through, and valuables have been stolen. My safety net has been ripped apart.
A funny thing, this whole trauma experience means that my life as I knew it before has changed. I will now see life through this lens. This isn’t the first traumatic experience I have had here, though considerably the most terrifying.
Africa, she has changed me. And there have been those moments where I thought I would drown.
A friend says, “You should just go home. You have been through too much. What’s left for you here, what are you trying to prove?”
Who knows, maybe I am addicted to the growth and development all of these experiences have forced me into. But regardless, leaving is not the best decision for now.