Shiny and new

Craft, Photography

A lot has happened since my last post… way back before Christmas last year. In short, I’ve finished up my year’s internship in Samoa and have returned home for an extended break because there was a very real need to spend quality time with my family while making sure the rest of the plan is falling into place.

There is much to say about my time in Samoa, so I’ll keep that for a separate post.

T’is the season

Craft, Work

It has been a hectic few months trying to keep my feet under me & my head above water (where the heck am I?) but I have survived the first ¼ of my internship.  And the new year is already looking good!

But, for now, the festive season is upon us and the once bustling campus where I spend my weekdays is now sleepy and hushed.  Also we have a Christmas tree.  In the front office.

You mean you just got here?

Work

At the end of my second week in Apia, I have to say it’s been a hell of a ride! Admittedly I should have known what I was getting myself into, but of course I had no idea.

Having a crash course in environmental advocacy is like having a crash course in politics & business all rolled into one. It. Is. Go! Go! Go! all the time. Everyone is always doing something, organising something, working on a project, writing papers, traveling, all of this & more, all the damn time. But it’s good, right? It’s for the environment, right?