Today was my final full day before leaving Nepal. I have very mixed feelings about leaving - on the one hand the last few weeks were quite challenging at various levels... on the other hand these last weeks were very satisfying, and gave me a wonderful opportunity to get to know some of the people of this country.
I felt that we were able to get some very meaningful work done during these last weeks. Getting to learn about this country and to learn from the resourceful, resilient and kind people that I met was really a pleasure.
I find myself extremely grateful to William, Jonah and to the whole Second response team for their support and encouragement over these last few weeks. Getting to learn, play and grow together is something that has really touched me, and that I keep close to my heart.
I spent the last day today finishing up odds and ends that needed to be taken care of before leaving, and giving a private tutorial to the country director of a local NGO that does resilience building work. I think that the possibilities for collaboration and growth with the people of this country are extremely strong, and I hope that Second Response will keep having the opportunity to do more of the kind of work that we had the opportunity to begin during the last couple of months.