Joyful Journey (Paperback)

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Dr. Barbara Coe longed to work overseas to help improve conditions and finally got the chance at age 57. Working and living in Vietnam, Moldova, Armenia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Italy, she never knew what amazing event was next. In this account, laced with wry humor, she takes you along to places less traveled to share the experience.

Poverty and hardship were often mind-boggling: lack of food; crumpled infrastructure; abysmal health services and education. She wondered if she could really help. Yet, the people were warm, cheerful and generous. Her grim living conditions were surpassed by adventures and lively conversations with new friends. Her language and customs gaffes offered comic relief. She went to teach, but experienced profound learning.

Both positive and negative events taught her life lessons. She learned to see how her own thinking sometimes led her astray. She learned how to refocus on her goals and keep advancing when she hit a roadblock. She learned that cultural differences are far surpassed by our shared humanity. Most importantly, she learned that connections with people are the most valuable part of life. For Barbara, this was a Joyful Journey and one for which she is deeply grateful.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798985514803
Publisher: Barbara a Coe
Publication Date: January 21st, 2022
Pages: 260
Language: English