Is it really almost over?
Funny how it always seems to work out this way. At first, Lent seems like it will be so long, such a battle of endurance. Then, before I know it, the time has come and gone! I will admit that this Lenten challenge has been much easier than those of the past as I have been able to break it a few times while on vacation. With that said, I have learned a TON, about myself and about Kuwait.
Things I have learned so far (you know how I love a good list):
- I waste a boatload of money on crap I really don't need.
- I have let my "things" rule my life.
- I need a hobby.
- The local population is really great!
- I would rather spend my money on travel than anything else (o.k. so I pretty much already knew this one, now it is just confirmed).
- I really LOVE eating out...I do!
I do not feel that my list does my experience justice, but it is all I got. After this journey, I truly want to try to continue shopping in my neighborhood and saving money. I feel a new chapter in my book of life starting! It is quite exciting!
|My favorite picture from Lebanon!|
With that said, I recently traveled to Beirut, Lebanon. I remember Beirut from the news as a child. It was scary. I am not sure what I expected, but what I found was amazing! A really culturally rich country with tons to see and do. Sticking to my Lenten challenge, I only purchased a magnet and a cookbook (my sister would be proud). By limiting myself, I have found that I purchase things that I will keep with me for life, things that represent what I want to remember about the country and the experience. With only 10 more days to go, I am interested in what other lessons I will learn. Stay tuned...