My time here in Afghanistan is quickly drawing to a close and while I have enjoyed it, for the most part, I am quite looking forward to returning to Vancouver. I had contemplated trying to stay overseas and had applied for jobs in Sudan and here in Afghanistan, but these living conditions have really gotten to me (I've been sick for the past while) and frankly, I miss my friends and my life back in BC. I want to dress up in fancy clothes and not have to worry about getting them dirty. I want to be able to have more personal space than a 6' x 8' cell and I want to be able to go further than 2 square kms. I would have loved to have seen some of this country while I was here but because of security precautions, that isn't possible. I've seen pictures of the central part of the country from some of the Americans and there are beautiful lakes and waterfalls! Not something you ever expect to see in a war-torn dusty country.
I have also decided to apply for my co-worker's job at the college which could mean more money and a more comfortable life. I might even learn to stop spending so frivolously and not live paycheque to paycheque. Ok, who am I kidding, that's never going to happen. :)
Anyway, my time here has been memorable and I've met some very cool people. I only have one month left and then it is on to Cambodia and Vietnam with my friend Andrew for 10 days. Right now, the prospect of an amazing holiday is one of the things keeping me sane.
Hope all is well with you and I look forward to seeing most of you when I return to Canada.