Saturday, August 16, 2008


Flicking through a magazine yesterday I came across an article on Rebecka Delforce the founder of foodwatershelter, an organsitaion building a sustainable future for orphans in Tanzania. I feel inspired but also frustrated. Rebecka and the other volunteers are doing the type of things that I would like to do. They have shown the courage to leave secure jobs in Australia and to take large risks to pursue thier passion for Africa and improving the lives of others.

It has been five and a half years now since I was in Cambodia, determined to return as soon as possible. This is where the frustration sets in. I don't feel any less passionate about wanting to return (to Cambodia or any part of the world for that matter), its always in the back of my mind. I'm not particularly satisfied with what I am doing at the moment but it seems that without knowing it you can be tangled up in the complications of life. It seemed so achievable and then all of a sudden it is five years later, there's a mortgage, more debt, spouse with own talents and passions, secure job, and the seduction of material posessions.

As the days and years march on.... where to from here?

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