Flying To The Unknown
The first leg of my trip was quite rough. For the time in my life, I experienced motion sickness. I didn't know what was happening. If a black person could turn the color bluish green, that would have be my color. I thought I was dying. Lol. All I could think was they gonna have to tell my momma that I died before I even left the United States.
For the 2nd leg of the flight, I remembered to take a dramamine which knocked me out for quite sometime. When I woke, I was served my first Asian meal by the airline stewardess. I was given chopsticks to use and I actually figured out how to eat with them with no problem (had no other choice). The meal reminded me of the ramen noodles in the cup minus all of the salt, it was very good.
I had literally been riding in the dark since 5:00 pm January 1st. Only seeing about an hour of January 2nd. Who knew this was even possible?
22 hours of darkness and finally the first sight of light arrived. Watching the sunrise and still chasing the darkness that lies ahead. Its just like my new journey. I don't yet know what lies ahead but all I can do is trust that at the end of this journey, I will have achieved greatness. As the sunlight finally catches us, I know that everything will be ok. Daylight, new place, new people, new country, new opportunities. Fresh start for me to touch the lives of children that do not look like me, children that are non-American. I will learn from them just as they will learn from me. That is the best way to perfect teaching. Everyone learning different things together.