On US ground for 2 weeks now, I listen to Obama’s inaugural speech today with pride and appreciation for my own citizenship. My ten-month sabbatical in South America was the perfect change in pace, lifestyle and culture to reinforce my passion for global engagement. It also provided the rest I needed from an over-driven work setting. I re-enter North Carolina with renewed energy and anticipation for what the next phase of life brings. It was certainly bittersweet leaving Ecuador, as much for the conclusion of a fabulous sabbatical year, as for the wonderful places and people that we came to know. In our family blog, GoGiveLearn.com, I write:Home, but not fully. Familiar, but strange. Comfortable, yet unable to relax. This is our first week back in the States after a 10-month sabbatical. Of course we are thrilled to see family and friends. We have been received with warmth, love and hospitality. Thank you! With gratitude for so many people in our lives, we also acknowledge the difficulties of coming home after an extended international sojourn. Read More: http://gogivelearn.com/re-entry-re-newal-re-focus/2013/01/1030/
At the moment, I am focusing on a job search, finding new housing for my family and supporting my husband and kids in their re-entry endeavors. My Portraits of Uganda exhibit is currently at UNC Asheville. And, below are the presentations/workshops I have scheduled.
ReEntering. ReEnergised. ReFreshed. Ready for What’s Next!