Monthly Archives: September 2013

start running, start discovering

“Stop waiting for the perfect moment. It will never arrive. There are no perfect moments. We choose our moments and I want you to start choosing yours and start choosing now. Time will not wait for you and I don’t want you to miss out on your life because you’ve been patiently waiting on the […]

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the measure of a risk

I’m sitting at my computer, reeling from a week of traumatic events that hit a little too close to the two places I call home, a little pressed for words but feeling an overwhelming desire to communicate what it is I’m feeling. When I decided to move to Kampala, I, along with all of my […]

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not quite a year

Eight months is an odd length of time. It’s not quite a year, but it is sufficient to feel, in certain moments, like a lifetime. When people ask me how long I’ve been here (this question is usually the instant follow-up to introducing yourself in ex-pat life), I’m often compelled to say “month and a […]

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unshakeable conviction

“People who really want to make a difference in the world usually do it, in one way or another. And I’ve noticed something about people who make a difference in the world: They hold the unshakeable conviction that individuals are extremely important, that every life matters. They get excited over one smile. They are willing […]

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making your own success

I have spent the better part of the past four years being told the two fields I desire to work in are unemployable, dwindling fields with not a lot of prosper. I’ve been told I will work for almost, and sometimes actually, nothing to gain the experience to maybe, hopefully, one day make a modest […]

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beautiful people

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep living concern. Beautiful people do not […]

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it’s just raining

The person who coined the phrase, “when it rains, it pours” was standing in Uganda during rainy season, I’m sure of it. Rain at home is synonymous with inconvenience and disarray. Leaving the house in Canada while rain poured often instilled a very prominent feeling of irritation. Making your way up the street and to […]

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