Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Home Again


Well, I'm back in the United States...and despite all of the major changes and a little bit of culture shock, it feels great to be home. 


It's amazing how it seems that everything is the same and everything is different simultaneously...the world is a strange, strange place.

There will be a couple more posts this week to wrap up my year abroad, but Tanzania365 will officially come to a close on June 14th (exactly 10 months after I arrived in Tanzania) with my absolute favourite Inspiration Friday post.

I can't believe that the time has come for this chapter of my life to close...it has been such an integral part of my growth into adulthood, as a blogger and a leader and a world-changer. I hope that you had just as much fun following my adventures as I did having them and that you were able to take something away from the words I spilled onto this page day after day for the past year and a half. 

Luckily for all of us, my time in Tanzania is far from over. As I mentioned before, I founded the scholarship fund "The Nyota Fund" and I will continue to be tied to Kagera Region for as long as I can fund it.

If you're interested in tracking the progress of the students I sponsor, The Nyota Fund, or what's what in Tanzania (especially their education section) - please like the Facebook page!

Mpaka Baadaye,
- MM


  1. Hi Marisa, I'm Elizabeth's friend Emmy- I just wanted to tell you how I've absolutely loved reading your blog over the past almost-year. You are a fabulous writer and every post was so wonderful. I wish you all the best, and maybe this next year when you're at NYU and Elizabeth visits you, I can come down from Rhode Island (where I'm studying at Brown) and we'll be able to meet! Best of luck :)

  2. Hi Marisa, I am a total stranger but found your post while browsing posts on young people in Africa. My son serves in the Peace Corps in Camaroon. I was truly inspired by your writing. You write beautifully and from the heart. I also happen to teach writing to young 3rd and 4th graders. The world needs more like you; so go out there and make it happen, as you have already begun to do. I am interested in your fund. Is there a direct link for it? Thanks and best of luck. Pam Bloch