International Affairs Specialist by day, Blogger Enthusiast by night. This is a sneak peek into my world that should be enjoyed with ample time and a good and very strong cup of java.
This blog has been with me for over a year and I’ve always turned to it as a way to express my ideas and thoughts about what’s happening in the world. I have no agenda other than to stay connected with stories that I think deserve more attention and, in a way, keep myself connected with the issues that I cared about. For too long though, I feel it’s become and outlet for complaint and, well, for lack of a better word depressing. Perhaps it’s the nature of the beast that is international development and all the problems that come along with it, but that definitely isn’t me! I like people, like working with them and solving problems that will help others.
I’ll admit it though, it’s not a happy time when loads of people around you are without employment, stressed out for lack of money, worried about the future and to avoid being a self fulfilling prophecy, I’d like to change the tone of how I write. It won’t be easy, but I think it’s worth it to focus on the positive and recognize the things that many of us taking for granted; I live in a house, granted it’s not mine. I can eat 3 meals a day. I’m computer literate, maybe more than a little. I speak a few languages and am able to pick up a phone and speak with someone, albeit not in the same country, who can lift my spirits and calm my worries.
I hope to turn this blog into a showcase for positive action that will inspire and motivate others to do the same. We can complain all we want, but in the end what are we doing about it and how we fix it is what is really interesting.
Stay tuned for more information on how I’m starting my very own organization 🙂