The first time I set foot on this continent I landed in South Africa, Delegation on Medicine program. I’ve dreamed of returning ever since. The culture here and the backdrop that is so different from my own fills my heart in ways I never imagined. Getting the opportunity to volunteer with Kissito Healthcare International for altruistic reasons is a passion of mine, but admittingly, this journey is for selfish reasons as well. Leaving our comfort zones ain’t easy, but the reward for doing so is worth every amount of suffering. This is a culture of community, survival, connectedness, perseverance ,this is village mentality, this is a tribe. My days in the States meet me with urgency, worry, thinking of what to do next, planning my future, consumerism, propaganda… what happens when you just “be”, live off the earth, sit in the grass and play with your family, watch the sunset, harvest your own food, laugh with Muzungu (white people) walking by, know your neighbors, hold hands with strangers, and connect on a frequency you just can’t find back home? Welcome to Uganda!