Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Live like you mean it!

Today was one of those days.....a hectic one full of all sorts of surprises and hidden gems (lots more stories for when I return).  We started out by visiting our last credit union we will be working with here and it hit me.....where on earth has the time gone?!  My Dad has this excellent analogy he has shared with me in the past....(feel free to steal this one as he is a VERY smart man....love you Dad!)

"Life is like a toilet roll (how fitting given our lack of washroom facilities over here...LOL!) when you put on a fresh roll it seems like it is going to last forever,  but the closer you get to the end the quicker it goes."

Ya Joan & Akua Heidi
That is exactly how I feel about this trip. When we first arrived it felt like we had so much time ahead of us to take everything in but now that we are wrapping up tomorrow with our last credit union visit I'm really wondering where did the time go?!

While I know Joan and I have definitely left our mark over here I still can't help but think of how much more we could have done if we just had a bit more time.....

One thing I do know for sure.....don't wait for tomorrow....do the things that you've always dreamt about......have an adventure and make new friends wherever you go...and LIVE your LIFE like you mean it!!

I've had a tremendous trip with an excellent partner and I can hardly wait for tomorrow ......BRING IT!!!

Akua Heidi in Ghana......feeling heartfelt :)


  1. Amen to the roll of toilet paper story, so true!!!!!. You go girls!!!! Can't wait to hear your stories in person.

  2. Great advice Heidi!! It's an inspiration to hear about your journey in Africa and to learn how you are making a difference but also to see how Africa is impacting you and reminds one of all the important little things in life. I can't wait to hear all your stories.