One Year in Morocco

I’ve lived in Morocco for one year now and wanted to share a few things I’ve learned along the way:

1 – Moroccans have this amazing ability to fill every open space beyond normal capacity

2 – I’m learning day by day to let go of anxiety knowing everything will work out

3 – I’ve learned to sit and do absolutely nothing for hours at a café, at my house, at someone else’s house, waiting for a taxi, being in a taxi/bus/train, etc

4 – Donkeys are the most pathetic miserable animals ever

5 – I’m terrified of preteen boys, especially when they are moving in packs

6 – Sleeping under the stars in relaxing – but doesn’t mean I want to start camping

7 – Cement houses in the south are a bazillion times hotter than traditional mud houses

8 – I now fully understand that this is the ‘cold land with the hot sun’

9 – The generosity and hospitality of Moroccans is overwhelming and awesome

10 – Stepping outside your own box can be extremely difficult when you struggle with the language and being an introvert

11 – I used to be an extremely independent individual

12 – Moroccans are not shy about their curiosity

Hope you’ve enjoyed a little insight in to my day to day living in Morocco!  Looking forward to what I’ll learn the next 15 months.

About alicrain

Wanderlust. Adventurer. Mom. Mentor. Change Agent. Crazy. Servant Leader. Citizen of the World These are all words that describe me - or have been used to describe me. There are many more but we won't get in to those. What is important to know is that at the age of 45, after having a successful career and raising a son, I decided I needed a new challenge and adventure in my life. So I joined the Peace Corps. Portions of this blog were written before this time and chronicle my life during graduate school (again, something I did in my 40s). During my service in Morocco (September 2016 - December 2018) I chronicled my daily life and all it entailed to live as an American female in another country. this is a place for me to capture random thoughts and share my life's journey
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