Are you happy?

If you have ever wondered what genuine happiness is, follow your dreams.  Since the beginning of high school I’ve wanted to travel.  Since 11th grade year, I’ve wanted to teach abroad and since 12th grade I’ve wanted to start a non profit which would allow me to help others abroad.  Each year the dream became a little more concrete.  I won’t lie to you and say the journey has been easy. I won’t lie and say I haven’t called off the dream and chased the party life or money. But now living and breathing my dream, I know it’s something that I want more than anything.

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This weekend I went to Muzinburg, with two Germans and an a fellow American.  I had a amazing time falling even more in love with Cape Town.  We went surfing for two days and it was such an amazing experience.  Surfing truly teaches you perseverance as the waves and wind will knock you down many times, but all you have to do is keep trying.  This weekend I found out my long lost hidden talent isn’t surfing. My goal is to still learn to surf while I am here, and I’ll keep trying until I accomplish that.

Also in Muzinburg I have an uncle who lives there. (Distant family, long story). Visiting him was really fun. I met a lot of people and everyone was very welcoming. We had a big braia (barbecue) for his birthday. There was a lot of singing and everyone is very talented in his family.  It was a little difficult for both of us to understand each other  but we persevered and figured it out.  I enjoyed being welcomed with open arms into his family and definitively will be back again.  Life is what you make it.  If you don’t like where you are in life, then change it.  There is not a single person stuck in a predicament that they can not change. I am glad to say this was the best decision I have made so far in my almost 21 years.

Until next time Jill

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