Why I Do What I Do … An Intro to Who I Am

Sucker to find meaning in life … I’ve spent a decade of my life rolling from one place to another meeting people, sharing lives, eating and tasting cultures, listening to the beating of the drums and experience how it is to be free.

I wish to go back to those years and relive the the memories of that decade before I move on to the next.

And I wish you would accompany me in my journey back in time, in the now and the future.

Just who I really am … 

I am one of the many women working in the development sector trying to help out as much as I could, in any way I could.

As a disability generalist, I encountered first hand issues that affect people with disabilities, hear a lot of stories on how life can be challenging as woman or girl with disability, and when I can I try to help by sharing my knowledge and skills ensuring that when I leave I leave behind something of me that they can go on, or inspired them to be somebody. Not only people with disabilities, I encountered women in general – professionals, relatives, neighbors etc. that one way or the other affect change to the community where they live.

I always go home to my country feeling happy at the same time frustrated that I am mere human, that I am limited but at the same time, in touch with reality that God gave me this opportunity that I may be able to touch others and share with them His graces and love.

Time has changed, globalization made the world smaller and through this, people I met years ago, I meet again online and I am happy to see what had become of them. This inspired me to start something at home, realizing that I can continue to travel the world and be in touch with the group of young people with disabilities in my village. This young group has a lot of dreams – the same dream I had when I was just starting but because of disability, achieving them may take more time, effort and money. My participation is simple, I help them tell their story, that’s one reason I write blogs and link them to other organizations that otherwise would not know them.

The future is now open, ready for grabbing and I like to see that all women, girls with disabilities, the young, old have opportunity to get in it and take what they can – too take back and make something of what the world has to offer.

All I can do is provide what I can and the rest is up to them … to open some doors and let them through … and in the end we all are owner of our future.

The last phrase in the peom of my favorite poem “Invictus” resonates so much of what I dream for all … that we all be saying “I AM THE MASTER OF MY FATE AND CAPTAIN OF MY SOUL”

My Vision for the Future

To live in a world where everybody is free. No more wars. No more fighting.

To live in a world where we, WOMEN are free to express ourselves, leading the world, building a happy family, raising good children and belonging in a community where the value of humanity is uphold to the highest esteem.

To be who I want to be!




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  2. Linda Rooney · October 16, 2014

    I truly enjoy your blog. Therefore, I have included you in my nominations for the Liebster Award. I hope that you will accept my nomination. You can access my post which includes the instructions at:

    I look forward to visiting you blog often. Keep up the great work!


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    • D · October 16, 2014

      Thank you very much for the nomination. I accept and I will try hard to keep up with it.



  3. inspiringmax · October 12, 2014

    I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. if you would like to accept your nomination, the information is at http://www.inspiringmax.com/one-lovely-blogger-award-2/ I enjoy reading your blog.

    Liked by 1 person

    • D · October 12, 2014

      I am glad you enjoyed reading my blog and thank you for the nomination, I accept and pay it forward 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. wisemonkeysabroad · September 30, 2014

    Thanking you for following our blog 🙂 We will be reading yours with a keen interest!!


    • D · September 30, 2014

      Thank you … good luck in your travels 🙂 looking forward to more stories and photos.



  5. estelea · September 26, 2014

    So you are not an aid worker any more? I actually was one too until last Jan and worked in most of the countries you were too 🙂

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    • D · September 26, 2014

      I am, still is but now I’m home waiting for the right opportunity again overseas 🙂

      My blog will showcase about the first ten years I was working as one while I am rolling in the second decade.

      We might have bumped with each other before …


      • estelea · September 26, 2014

        Funny, 1 decade too before my sabbatical! Worked with the ICRC, second decade will be different, family postings now 🙂 Good luck!

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        • D · September 26, 2014

          Ha! we run around the same circle, I was with HI most of those years 🙂

          Thanks and good luck to your sabbatical and family life.

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  6. Dee · September 17, 2014

    It was indeed … it’s what shaped my life now and if I can re-live all of that by posting here it would be a nice blast from the past.
    Thanks for liking it.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. trablog · September 17, 2014

    sounds interesting! I am sure that will be an amazing decade to remember!

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