I can’t believe my time here in Botswana is almost over. As hard as it will be to leave I am excited to get home to spend the holidays with my family and start curling.
This month I have been wrapping up my work on the review of the long-term athlete development models. It has been a long process with many challenges along the way, but it feels good to be finishing the final steps.
We also had the privilege this month to meet with Canada’s political counsellor from Canada’s embassy in Zimbabwe to discuss the SportWORKS project. I personally loved learning about what it is like living in other African countries, particularly in central Africa. It has given me immense appreciation for what I have back in Canada. It is so easy to forget the privilege we have to live somewhere safe and with constant access to basic necessities.
My days at work are numbered now, but my time here in Botswana is not done yet. I look forward to travelling through Northern Botswana in the coming weeks on river cruises, game drives, and scenic flights. As cool as it has been seeing monkeys and lizards in the city, I’m excited for the change to see some big game. Southern Africa is currently in a major drought that has a lot concerned about the wildlife. Hopefully as we move into the rainy season here we will see some improvement.
Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls await!