The Week’s Prompt: Hindsight

This week we’re continuing the summer series geared towards ladies heading overseas for the first time.  We are ALL loving the conversation that has been flowing around here.  I think it’s because we all vividly remember what it was like arriving on the field, so we want to jump in and encourage those that are doing so now.

This week I want you to think back to the wide-eyed version of yourself that stepped off that plane into an unknown land.  Remember her?  What would you like to say to her?  What would you tell her now that you can look back with the wisdom of hindsight?

That’s exactly what our authors have done this week, and it’s going to make for an incredible week.  Here’s what’s ahead:

Today: With poignant humor, Emily Thomas shares what she would say to her younger self, the self that was battling infertility and cultural stress.

Tuesday: It’s time to tell us all your thoughts on Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo at Book Club!  You can also just jump in and share your thoughts on life in slum communities.  And see what book we’re doing next!

Wednesday: We’re thrilled to have Marilyn Gardner, from Communicating Across Boundaries here writing for us for the first time.  As an adult TCK, she comes with her own unique “Hindsight” and message of encouragement.

Thursday: Kate Motaung will share the words she needed to hear as a young woman preparing for the South African life that would forever change her.

Friday:  Join me at The Grove and bring your “Hindsight.”  Whether you’ve been on the field for two weeks or twenty years, you’ve got hindsight.  So come link up your blog posts, your comments, and your art at the end of the week, beginning Friday at 6am EST.

I’ve got a feeling about this week, ladies.  I know how deep and meaningful (and even tearful!) it’s been for me to think through these questions on “Hindsight.”  I’m praying the same for all of you.

See you at The Grove


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1 Comment

  1. Phyllis July 28, 2014

    “we all vividly remember what it was like arriving on the field”?

    I’m afraid that I don’t! Maybe that’s something I would tell myself, as I’m coming up on my 13th anniversary of moving over here: journal, photograph, record those first impressions! Yes, there are bright (and very dark) bits that stick in my mind, but the general impression of those early years is strangely vague already.

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