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I’ve spent the past 6 months living in the third world-traveling on buses that don’t meet first-world safety standards, drinking insane amounts of coffee, and making myself a home with minimal resources
My mind is still reeling from everything we’ve seen during the past few days in Haiti. Clips of what we’ve experienced and the grantees we’ve visited keep bubbling to the forefront of my consciousness and lap over me in waves of emotion.
Where I come from, we’re used to conserving water. We endure droughts grudgingly and shorten our showers, stop watering our lawns and washing our cars.
11 months later and people still ask me, “You don’t take tea?” Sorry to disappoint, but no. I didn’t want it with my biscuits on my 14-year-old trip to London with my insistent grandparents and I don’t want it as a self-destructively sleep-deprived young adult.