One Year Anniversary
I posted this on Twitter, but wanted to quickly put it up here on my blog. Some short reflections in the middle of an extremely busy week. (By the way, you can follow me on Twitter @erinantcliffe if you so desire.)
One year ago today I arrived in Ghana to start my 1 year EWB placement.
Here’s what I’ve learned in the past year:
- One year is long enough for personal impact, but not long enough for systemic change (though you can contribute to long-term change).
- I’ve learned a lot in the past year about Ghana, agriculture and the government, but I’ve learned even more about myself. (Duh!)
- There are a lot of frustrating problems in this sector & lots of barriers to change, but also a LOT of people trying to make change!
- This is exciting, inspiring, challenging and growth-inducing work. I said it before, & I’ll say it again… I love working for EWB!!
Now my 1-year EWB placement has become 3 years, and I’m moving from contributing on the ground to a higher-level management position. The work is changing, I’m changing, but my passion stays the same. Here’s to learning as much in the next 2 years as I did in the first, and to making even more change!