“Home”

613: Thoughts

The night before leaving Tanzania, some of my dearest friends put this song on repeat and we sang it together at least six times. Though I was fighting back tears then, I had no idea how much I would miss those brothers and the friendships and family I made during my four years in Tanzania. I’ve been back in Indiana for two weeks now, and more than anything, it feels lonely.

“Home” is an elusive concept. Life here is just different. I’m homesick for Dar es Salaam, but really, I just feel numb most of the time. I am so grateful for Summit City Bicycles & Fitness and their continued generosity in allowing me to work there. Work at the bike shop is the one thing that feels normal. That, and hanging out with my brother (sometimes literally, like on our weekend rock climbing trip to Kentucky!) are the highlights…

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