After only five months of being in Tanzania, I am once again getting ready to move. Ulco has been reposted to the embassy in Jakarta and will leave Tanzania on May 10. So, I will leave on or before that date, but at the moment have no idea where that will be. I have known about it for a couple of weeks, but as he didn’t have the confirmation letter in his hand, I was not allowed to say anything and he could not make it public. But that has all changed.
So many things are changing so fast. It has been incredible living with my best friend and having the time for us to really get to know each other even better and have a few adventures here and there. I am very happy for Ulco, but a bit sad for me as this phase is coming to an end and now life will be something new. But if I have learned anything, it is that nothing is permanent and everything is in a constant state of change, sometimes the change is so slow it is almost invisible and other times, it happens so fast it can feel like a train heading right at us.
This is one of those times when it feels a bit like a train. I am not yet sure where I will go, but I do have a back-up plan, which involves going back to the US for a while. Again, not sure where, but I am sure things will sort themselves out. I am also applying in other countries, but so far the process is happening slower than the approaching reality.
I can’t say I will miss Tanzania that much, as I spent most of this time indoors and focused on myself instead of exploring the country and making memories, but at the same time, I will always be tied to this place because of the things that happened here.
In less than three weeks, life as I know it will change again. I am both scared and excited.