Trying to find a job from another country is literally the most stressful, anxiety inducing process ever! Actually, trying to find a job in general is stressful! It just sucks even more from South Africa.
There have been things that have happened in the past few weeks but I am not able to recall what exactly happened with out looking at my work notebook! I have had a bunch of days away from work lately because a) I have been going out on project now b) this is truly a christian country because we had a four day Easter weekend as a public holiday and c) GAPA finally made it up Table Mountain!
Easter weekend did not spark many plans so it was quite slow. But because I like to go above and beyond, I ensured that I will have a slow break by spraining my ankle a day and a half into the four day weekend! In a “only RiTara could have done that” way of doing things, I was walking down the stairs in front of a large crowd of people just before a fashion show was starting and I completely missed a step and fell! I had my food in my hands as well as a drink so first priority was to not spill anything. I tried to catch myself before falling all the way to the ground but I failed because I stepped down on my ankle wrong and could no longer support my weight. If it counts for anything my roommate said that it was the most graceful fall she has ever seen and I did not spill any of my food.
At first my ankle was completely fine! I sat down to watch the show and propped my leg up just in case but I felt no pain at all. It wasn’t until my roommate left to buy something in the mall and a creepy guy attempting to flirt with me caused me to flee my immediate vicinity that I realize I could not walk or put weight down on my ankle. Trying not to cry I hobbled away from the old man and called my roommate in a panic. We were on the complete opposite side of Cape Town than what we live and we had to use multiple forms of transportation and walk quite a bit to get home! Needless to say, it was the longest journey home as I could only walk at a snail pace.
My ankle healed quite quickly but the whole weekend was lost to icing the pain away. But to look on the bright side, I was able to bond with the Easter Bunny since we were both hopping around.