Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I definitely like the idea of a holiday letter because it gives me a chance to think about what I’ve been doing all year. Sometimes I get bogged down with the routine of life and think that I need some change, but then I think about all the things I’ve done and seen and realize life is pretty good the way it is.
I discovered more of the world with travel to Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Senegal, South Africa and domestically in Chicago, Iowa for the great state fair and San Francisco, where as always I got to learn more about the diversity of my own country. I had a solid month of World Cup madness watching Africa shine! I continue to explore New York and my highlight this year was a tour of the East Side Access tunnels that are being dug deep below Grand Central Station. I'm still working hard at Princeton in Africa. This year we sent another 26 Princeton in Africa Fellows to work in 18 countries in Africa and hopefully have changed their lives. And then of course, I've had plenty of time with friends and family and lots of lazy summer days floating in Long Island Sound.
I hope your year was filled with adventure, new knowledge and community.