Welcome to my journey :)

Hola ๐Ÿ™‚

Me llamo Shaista Hasham and I am still learning Spanish!

I am in my 4th year of Natural Sciences, also pursuing two minors, one in Health and Society, and the other in Religious Studies.

I will be a part of the wonderful group of people heading to Costa Rica (Chira Island) this May. This is my first time blogging, so I’m a little nervous about it, but I think it is important to share my experiences with the world ๐Ÿ™‚

I am really excited to be living with a host family that speaks only Spanish! (YIKES!) but I’m looking forward to learning a lot more Spanish in these two weeks than ever before in my life! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am a little nervous about the bugs – I’ve been afraid of cockroaches for years! I’m sure the children will get a kick out of watching me jump on tables and chairs to avoid the crawling creepers, but at the same time, it’s high time I get over this fear!

I’m looking forward to learning more about how communities come together to work for each other. I am fascinated to see how individual sacrifices can lead to the betterment of a community, where the individual themselves also benefit. It is always wonderful to watch individual people come together to create something each one of them could not do alone ๐Ÿ™‚

I have always been interested in issues of poverty and social justice. There are many difficult questions to ask, someone of them often left unanswered. I am hoping to start a discussion with the world, to spread awareness about what each and everyone of us can do to make this world a better place ๐Ÿ™‚

Please join me in my journey to Chira Island, Costa Rica, and let us work together to be the best we can be, to make this world a better place ๐Ÿ™‚

Pura Vida!! โค

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2 Responses to Welcome to my journey :)

  1. Irfan Juma says:

    Well your journey sound very interestin!!
    I so wish I cud be a part of it.
    I am lookin forward to know what you have experienced in this journey ..
    So keep me posted!!
    Have fun!!
    Take it easy!!

  2. Irfan Juma says:

    And yeaa!!
    As teaching and learning being a lifetime process, I wanna learn spanish plz!

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