Category Archives: Learnings
Doing something sustainable in Nepal is not as easily said as done. I came here with many good intentions, and now that my time is nearing an end, it is not that my intentions are less, but I have definitely been confronted with some obstacles. But many times I have been reminded here, that things are as they are and you make due with what there is.
It has almost become a ritual; packing up my things, cleaning the apartment, seeing who is available to give me a lift and driving across town to a ‘new’ spot. Although I have no furniture to lug around, it still always surprises me how many things I take from one place to the next. The highlight of the moves, yesterday no exception, is getting rid of some of my belongings. Things that I realize I have not used and do not need. The less I move with me, the more freedom I have to move around and the less things to worry about.
Monday I woke up with less than 5 hours sleep, again. Tuesday four people told me I looked terrible. Wednesday I overslept and missed 3 meetings. Thursday I went to get lunch and could not remember how I got to the office that morning. Today is Friday.
I love what I am doing. But I have been having weeks like this more and more frequently. My conclusion is that I am over inspired. I am so excited about things I do, people I meet, new things I learn and see that I am in a continual state of adrenalin. The downside, I can’t sleep.
So why this blog? I needed to “Do Something”. Quitting my job in October 2014, I had no real plan, except that I knew that I wanted to create something meaningful and have a positive impact on ‘something or someone’. I say ‘something or someone’ because really it could be anything, I just don’t know. I gave myself a year to explore my next direction.