Can it really be almost over?
Sitting in the ancient Newari hilltop of Pharping we begin Transference. Transference is a time to look back. To remember the good memories,the difficult ones, and the times where we struggled but persevered. In these past 4 weeks, we have, to name a few things, endured mountains of rice on our plates, spent nearly a week in the ancient Newari city of Patan with homestay families, had meals with monks and were taught by Khenpo la (Lama teacher) at a monastery, planted rice in the fields of Gundu, and much more. Transference allows us to look back upon our accomplishments and gain pride and confidence in what we have achieved.
Transference is not just a time to look back but also to look forward. We look not just at all we have accomplished, but also at how to carry the tools and skills we have learned with us after we return home. Excited and nervous energy fill the room, but also we are confident with the next steps we will be taking.
Today, we spent our day with laughter looking back at our journey we have had last 4 weeks and sharing how we have become a family from the strangers.
See everyone soon!