May 13, 2006

Change of plans...

I was so tired, that yesterday my Team Leader decided to let me off the hook and to replace me for the second round of field visits. I'm very grateful, because I think I was on the brink of exhaustion. I need some ME time. I need to ALONE time. I need to sit back and take it all in, write it down, and incidently share it with you guys.

There is so much I need to share, to talk about. Since I've been in Haiti, I barely had the energy to sit down and write my impressions. I haven't really written any substance articles since Pakistan in January. I feel that my inner life is dwindling, fading away, eaten up by the insane work hours, the lack of sleep, the stress, the loneliness despite the team's presence and companionship.

I feel that I am disconnected from my family, my friends, my bloglife, so important to me in times like this. You may not realize it, but for me who is always on the road, my blogfriends are very important, because they are the only ones who are always around IN THE SAME WAY. Blogging brings some consistency to my life. When I don't blog, I feel empty.

Anyway, I'm not travelling until I leave PAP *for a few weeks* and I expect to have some "ME" time while the crew is out on the field. Hopefully, I'll have a chance to sit back and digest all this, and write some more...

By the way, I posted some pics of the BEACH (taken 2 weeks ago) and of Gonaives (taken this week).

I love you all. Thank you for being around.

The Beaver

My guest map is wonderful ! And you'd all be wonderful to post, all of you lurk mode readers!
Thanks and may the winds of Fate blow your way !


Gemma said...

¡Hola guapa!
Acabo de ver tus fotos: me encanta que las pongas en el blog, I feel like travelling in your pocket ;)

I'll be on the field tomorrow too, but it won't be an exotic place: I'm going to Lisbon to negociate with some entrepreneurs, wish me luck!

Te mandé un e-mail hace unos días, no sé si lo habrás recibido :S

Take care, enjoy your ME TIME and, above all, spoil and indulge yourself, ok?


007 in Africa said...

Sounds like you have a good boss who knows when not to push hon'. Glad to know that you are finally getting the rest you deserve. I featured you on my blog...

Elizabeth said...

Just got here via 007... congrats on getting some rest.