On the trail of life I typically want to see at least 50 miles ahead. Much to my consternation, God often shows me only the next three feet. Many of you have asked what my plans are for the future, and if I could see 50 miles ahead, I would tell you. For now, all I can tell you are the next few steps I’m taking. Right now I’m in Nairobi, Kenya, following up on a grad school application to the master’s program in Agronomy at the University of Nairobi. (Don’t worry, I didn’t know what agronomy was either, until about a year ago. Think of it basically as the holistic study and practice of agriculture.) This degree fits with my goal of working in agricultural development by providing technical knowledge and educational status that most jobs require these days. If all works out, I will begin classes in February. In the meantime I’m taking Swahili language classes and learning to navigate a new city on public transportation. It’s fun to start understanding what people are saying around me, however I can’t say I particularly enjoy the hours I spend sitting on buses, trains and matatus (mini-buses) every day. I will keep you posted as I walk around the next bends of life’s trail.
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