Today I was checking my email ready to delete tons of emails when I recognized a very familiar and strange name…Momodou Mambouray.
I guess I should back up just a bit in my story…
Before I decided to move to Cancun, I knew that I really needed a challenge. I happened to stumble upon many stories, pictures, and jobs from Africa. I even read 3 or 4 books about different areas of Africa and thought this must be what I should do next. I found this job that sounded like a great opportunity and would help the poorest of the poor. It was a job teaching teachers in Africa. It is for an organization called IFESH(International Foundation for Education & Self Help). They hire teachers from all over and bring them to Arizona, train them, then send them off to areas in Africa. I applied for a position before the end of March and hadn’t heard back from them. I had to write an essay, get 3 letters of recommendation, resume, cover letter, and application…no easy process. I didn’t hear back from them-UNTIL TODAY! They said they have been trying to contact me(I had my phone shut off before I left). They said they have a position open in Ethiopia and Liberia.
I believe that everything happens for a reason…my mom and I took a trip to Cancun in March, applied and got the job in April(really fast and easy), and now I’m here on a new adventure.
I’m just in shock to think of what my life would’ve been like/not been like if I would’ve gotten an offer and accepted with IFESH… definitely not palm trees and Coronas, that’s for sure! I know I was meant to be here at this time. Even if I don’t stay here forever, that’s okay. Life is meant for taking risks and stepping out of your comfort zone… where ever that may be. 🙂