Jan 12, 2012

It's already January 12!




My holiday is over and I’m slowly getting back into the groove of things. Going to bed early, waking up early, working for 8 hours…repeat.

For those who follow me on Twitter, you’ll know I was in Zambia for 3 weeks. And what a wonderful time it was indeed. Check out my #ZedLyfe hashtag, if you'd like to catch up on my adventures. It was a great trip for various reasons:

  • Quality time with my family
  • Mini-reunions with former classmates from primary and secondary school
  • Mini-holiday in Livingstone. I stood in awe of the mighty Mosi-o-Tunya Falls and zip-lined across the Zambezi river with my sisters and brother
  • Meetings (formal and informal) with many great minds I have become friends with through this blog and others, and of course Twitter
  • The opportunity to see the beauty of my country and people again.
One of things that struck me during my time in Lusaka and Livingstone, and in talking with people is the renewed sense of optimism especially among people my age. We’re not waiting idly for others (read: government) to lead the way. I was expecting there to be talk about the expectations of the new government, but there was little of that. People have seemingly moved on, and are going about their business.

The first 90 days of the PF government elapsed during my time at home, and a number of my friends and I jokingly talked about heading to state house for “more money in our pockets.” Ugh…enough politics, I’ll delve into more of this in another post.

It’s very encouraging to the see the spirit of entrepreneurism budding in people, especially in new areas such as mobile technology, journalism, construction, to mention but a few. These are the people who are leading the change we often talk about.

More to follow… 

2 comments:

Welcome back, or is it, why are you back! Your posts in Zed wetted my appetite for home. I'm too old to cry now, but you know the feeling!

Thanks James! Next time you're coming with me, and we may have to stay for good...with your family of course. :-D

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