Greetings from Amazon!
When I applied volunteership I had already two years of experience along my studies in local development. However I was carrying an unbearable question in my mind; how sustainable are our projects when we are in the arms of modernism? As one of my colleague said; "sustainability is a wonderful term when we are discussing it under air conditioners". After seeing all these I set one main goal; seeing the routes of life, somehow. Years passed and one night I received WWF's "congratulations" mail when I was in a business trip as a wind energy investments coordinator. It is how I define being torn between two choices; a guaranteed life that gives you the change to satisfy your curiosity by summer vacations but later, a risky life that serves your everything immediately where you have to survive only with 20 kilograms of belongings and without any savings.
After I almost had made my mind to continue my guaranteed life for no reason my knee twisted another night, in seconds that I couldn't run, couldn't walk for days. It helped me to understand that guarantees are important but we are guaranteeing what, a mortal life, passing fancies? Do not volume down the voice of your curiosity , the real disease comes with hopelessness, the real disease is seeking good for only ourselves, live only by your own definition of success.
And never forget; leaving safety zones serves you an emergency kit, an open mind, self sufficiency, encouragement and your personal portable heimat*.
*Heimat; an emotional word for home or homeland, where you come from, where you feel at home. Your place of origin, the place you want to return to.
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Working in WWF Bolivia
My collegues and supervisor were a sophisticated group of people who have been always patient enough to tell all cause-effect relationships. It was exciting to join in WWF's education programe trips to small communities, to see every penny counts, every indivudual creates a butterfly effect. It is hard to say goodbye to this amazing team but on the other hand I am very proud to see all the efforts for fundraising, breads fruit and WWF Bolivia comes over of every situation stronger. s, grappling with Spanish and suddenly I found myself speaking about global environmental datasets, climate change effects fluently.