I have been juicing for 4 months straight and feel amazing! So my trip to Africa with Shot@Life has me extremely stressed in that I won’t be able to juice or eat fruit and veggies in Uganda. The thought of not being able to continue my clean eating regimen is causing me quite a bit of anxiety. So much so that I spent my day hunting around every organic store and market to purchase trail mix, healthy snacks, and apple sauce. I’m not sure how long these items will last me during this 8 day trip. But at least it’s a great start.
I was frankly proud of my cool finds, until I began to really think about WHY I felt unsettled to begin with. The thought of CHANGE, and not having what I’m used to sent me into this state of fear. Fear of the unknown and un-doing all of my hard work were the only reasons I could come up with.
Then it dawned on me. I’m going to a country where babies are living in some of the most impoverished conditions, dying from being malnourished, and vaccine preventable diseases! How can I possibly be that concerned about my own needs instead of thinking of those who live with a tiny fraction of what I do?
As Americans, we take so many things for granted. I have the option of driving into my garage and entering a warm home. I can grab a meal out of my refrigerator, bathe with clean water and drink fresh water too. My children are also afforded those same basic necessities. Are we spoiled Americans? Things that we consider normal are a privilege to some of the people I will be meeting during this trip as a delegate with the Shot@Life Campaign.
What a serious REALITY CHECK! God forgive me for EVER complaining!