Reposted from Lucykondwani
This month I decided to take some days off from my site, take that vacation, get some of my personal things done, visit my friends and family. I went all over: Zomba, Blantyre, Lilongwe, Dedza and finally Dwangwa the place that made me. I couldn’t wait to share my site experiences with my parents, show them the videos, pictures, my successful stories as well as failed project frustrations. It sucks to invest so much in a thing and just watch it all crumble anyway that’s something I will probably share next month.
My parents had so many questions with regards to my staying alone and had this crazy idea to actually hire someone to be staying with me. Well I told them I need no baby sitter, they said I looked “skinny”. They were so inquisitive about everything and we concluded that they are definitely dropping me off at my site so they can see my house, and meet my new family and friends. On the 21st August, we started off by 4:30 Am and by 10 Am we were at my site. We went to my host family’s place first and we were there for close to 40 minutes and then drove to my house and our plan was that they will have lunch at my house. Well, despite being at my house for 2 hours things didn’t actually turn out as we planned because we had an influx of people coming in and out to greet them, and I was all caught up in this making introductions and ended up having a failed lunch. One of the things that made me very happy about this day was what my dad said “my place is far much better than how it got started” I was very proud of myself. My mum was busy looking at my so called kitchen and making comments. I know she was impressed with what I did with this bedsitter place.