“You must strive to find your own voice because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are going to find it at all.”

Dead Poets Society

It’s been a long week. I am exhausted. The week started out pretty rough. I felt horrible. Physically speaking at least. But Monday morning seems already a long time ago. The only thing I know is that I tried to take it day by day. Carpe diem. Seize the day.

It’s Friday evening. I am exhausted. I can’t wait to go sleep. But I am hooked on this old movie. I don’t really watch a whole lot of movies, but I do love those old classic movies.

I didn’t choose to watch this movie just because I felt like it. But because it’s about learning and finding your purpose. Find what you love and love what you learn.

And that’s exactly what this past week has been for me. I worked like crazy. From as soon as the power went on until the power went off. Thinking, processing, analysing, observing, listening, engaging, connecting.

A whole week focused on training in monitoring and evaluation. In the middle of Rhino camp refugee settlement. With Ugandans and South-Sudanese, old and young, black and white, refugee and host. Yet it wasn’t about those categories for me this week. It really was just about learning, growing and being the best we can do.

“Carpe Diem,” Keating whispered loudly. “Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary.”

Dead Poets Society