to do/get/buy/remember: fill malaria pills prescription take it take vitamin C haircut new earphones new sunglasses sandals face spf face wipes books clear memory card mail out taxes print flight confirmation from accra to tamale take out $$$ shave
I’m flying to Africa in less than 3 weeks, so a countdown is officially in order. I feel like I did a ton of things immediately after I got blessing from my parents (tickets, yellow fever vaccination, tourist visa) and then didn’t think about it again until now-ish. Panicking only a little though, because Maria, our friend who’s lived there for over a year now, is literally taking care of everything from transportation to tampons. (yay!)
But here in the NYC area, warm weather is being a little tease, and it’s 100 degrees in Accra today (and the low for the next ten days is 80. EIGHTY). This means I need to dramatically alter what I’ve been wearing for the past couple months, which is basically a wardrobe that covered all limbs and appendages in wool or fleece.
I wish someone could just loan me hundreds of dollars to spend on quality yogawear, but since that won’t ever be the case, my heart is set on these lightweight, breathable pieces:
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway. Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway.
“I don’t know about you, but if my boyfriend admits on national TV that he was in love with three other women while we were dating, there’s no way in hell I’m letting him put that ring on my finger—and live to tell about it.”—Dead on, cuz!