The 29th of December, I turned 29 years old. Thinking about my life and how it was a few years ago and knowing how my brain worked then I would, at this day, get panic. Panic, because I was different then than I am now. I would have anxiety of getting older, anxiety of the feeling that i’m not were I want to be in life. Anxiety of not being were everyone else wants me to be. I would get anxiety of the feeling that I need to step up in every way I can. Even If I had a bachelor degree, a good job and a stable economy.
I have always had high expections of myself. I always try to thrive for more and this can make you really exhausted to be honest. So thinking about my past ME, i’m glad for today. For not feeling anxiety anymore. For knowing that i’m doing what I can, I’m doing what I want to do, I’m following God’s plan, because yeah… I REALLY DO BELIEVE God has a plan for me.
The 29th of December 2017, I had an appointment with SOS Childrens Village here in The Gambia. Before that I spent 2 days to buy stuff for the kids for the money I had over. For the money friends of mine donated. At the 29th of December I went to SOS and donated… 56 pairs of shoes, new clothes and used clothes, 20 soccer balls and 5000 Gambian Dalasis. With me I had 100 small chips bags, 200 lollipops and candy. I had this with me because I knew that this would make the kids happy when we meet them up.
There is 98 children staying in SOS Childrens Village and I didnt have enough of things for every child, so the staff divided the things between the childrens and will give it to them another time. So, I didnt give the clothes or the shoes directly to the kids, it would be to hard doing it honestly. Imagine finding the right size for each kid and the time wouldn’t even be enough because of the kids schedule.
After I gave the clothes and the shoes to the staff I went with a girl that lives in SOS and that I got to know through the hospital, to gather the kids. We gathered the kids in the playing ground and gave them chips, candy and soccer balls. They were playing soccer with us and we really had a great time. They were happy, I was happy seeing them happy and playing.
It feels good giving, feels good doing something for others. I want to continue with working in the field and I hope God will make that happen.
So, its time now. Its time to leave Gambia and fly back home to Sweden. The bags are packed and my flight is leaving in the night today. Though I miss my family and friends I don’t feel like I want to leave yet. I’m not done…
Ohh, I really do Love You Gambia, the smiling coast of Africa. You have giving me so much happiness and love. The people’s hospitality, the sun, the beautiful beaches and a lot lot lot more. The experience will forever be in my heart.
Thanks again to every one that made this happen with donating money and clothes and thanks to those that was in the field with me.
To all my friends… I want to say
… try to always help in every way you can, it doesnt matter what you do..Just do it… If you want to, if you feel like it…just act…if you feel that you will make a difference to someone…act! Even if the difference is really small. Just act and be there, be there in the world, be someone to someone else.
I will not stop blogging yet, will write one or 2 post in Sweden too, hopefully, if not something happens that makes me want to continue with the blogging 🙂
I want to wish you all a happy new year. Take care and love eachother.
Lots of love… ❤️
Below you will find the pictures of the day.