Friday, September 28, 2007

my parachute is yellow

today i have that feeling that things are going to be ok - that my job will lead to something, that i am gaining valuable experience, that i can build on what i know and where i am, and that i am in fact employable.

we will see how long this feeling lasts, but it is a nice change from the normal sense of panic and urgency that i normally operate under. it could have something to do with signing an 8 month contract or having my business cards printed with my new title, but whatever it is, i am enjoying the ride.

i finally feel like i am really learning how to run a project in this crazy world of international development and that i am narrowing my focus whilst moving past knowing only what i don't want to do. feels good.

this optimism might have something to do with the workshop i get to attend next week - sitting around a safari lodge talking about gender mainstreaming and organisational responsiveness sounds like a fine way to spend a week to me. thank YOU canadian tax payers!

3 comments:

Sara said...

is your umbrella (or similarly shaped object) really yellow? did you do finish the book? what does it mean that you are yellow?
that you are a best suited to work at an elephant orphanage? or you secretly love public speaking and are going to be the next tony robbins?
your totally tony, i knew it.

K said...

as a canadian who feels she pays a lot of taxes, at least i know that some of those dollars aren't going to corrupt business deals. enjoy the retreat. have a couple of drinks on me :)

lu said...

sara - no i am exactly where i left off in that book when we were in little bow. i was just feeling like i knew that my parachute was yellow the other day. still do actually.

funny how workshops that are supposed to TEACH me more leave me feeling like i have a lot to teach others.

k - your taxpayers are being well spent, never doubt! i am making sure that i drink as much water during the workshops, eat as much at the buffets, and use this wireless internet as much as possible! oh, i am also learning and growing professionally too.