Not unhappy, the hope lies here. I definitely struggle at times and question all the time. Much to learn and I think my contribution will unfold with time, with the opportunity to go into the field more. My colleagues are very nice and the office a pleasant place to be. (Unlike the co-op job; someone described it to me as ‘poisonous’.) Just uncertain of my role and of what I might be able to offer, three months into my contract.
I live in a hotel residence that is attractive, safe and suits me. I just discovered how to get hot water into the sink! I’m slow! A flick of the switch on the wall, one I couldn’t figure out the purpose of until now. Roneen and I discovered it. She is up here on a needed break from a rather bleak placement. She speaks for herself. (She’s slow too! She missed the sign on the bathroom wall suggesting she merely ‘flick the switch’ for hot shower water.)
We’ve had lots of talks and walks and shops and meals and even a movie. She is, at this moment, looking into staying one more evening so we can go to one more film together at the Alliance française where we can eat quiche and watch a French movie with subtitles on Wednesday nights.
I take Kiswahili lessons but have little confidence, alas.
I’ve a bike and try to go for a quiet ride once a week. I find the streets and the working environment very noisy. Could in part be my age and hearing impairment. I can find quiet, green rides, especially on Sunday mornings.
(title courtesy of Lennie)