“By crawling a child learns to stand.” ~African proverb

Echom (Monkey)

Published by Msdedeng

At 41, I am still figuring out life: my place in society, my career path, a family of my own, any many others things. Heck, I am still trying to make friends in California; a place I moved to 3 years ago. I am currently in a Community College to make up for the many years I missed school while in Africa (Uganda). I intend to transfer to university next year and double major in History and English. I lead a very ordinary life; a normal day is spent doing school assignments, hiking, or reading. My favorite thing to do is walk! Short walks or long walks it does not matter. Walking allows me to think about things - anything! My love of walking comes from where I grew up, a small village in northeastern Uganda. It is still one of the most remotest areas I will ever know, and couldn't even start comparing what life is like there to say a place like California. Walking was all I did while growing up! I walked for miles to school, to church, to the shops, to the borehole to fetch water, and to the market. It was quite an adventure unlike any other - so you now understand my love for walking.

18 thoughts on ““By crawling a child learns to stand.” ~African proverb

      1. Same here, I am so happy to meet you, love your writing and your pictures. My name is Penela Hodge, I am always called Penny or Pene (my former boss used to spell it Pene and it just stuck with me). I have lived in the US 30+ years, a longer time that I lived in my birth country of Guyana.

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      2. Penela is such a beautiful name and the first I ever heard. Woah, you are now truly American in every sense of the word. Guyana is one of the countries I want to visit some day.

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