Packing Makes It Real

Miniya Ali - Senegal


August 3, 2017

The time I have here in America is dwindling and its not necessarily a bad thing. In fact I find my self being hyper aware of the little things I might not have when I’m in Africa. Ever since I got the amazing news that I would become a global citizen year fellow, I’ve been waiting for the realisation to hit me. It didn’t truly become clear to me that I would be spending a year in one of my favorite countires until I started physically acquiring and packing the things that I needed. A burst of excitement and fear fueled my need to actually experience what I’ve always imagined Senegal to be. Coincidentally, later that night a show called “World’s Most Bizzare Foods” came on and the feature just so happened to be Senegal. I’ll take it as a sign from the universe!

Miniya Ali