“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
People always ask me: how do you do it? I have to confess that sometimes I don’t know how do I do it: believe it or not, I work full-time for a non profit with an inspiring team of good heart and skilled people, I am part of the training/curriculum development committee at a well known humanitarian organization, also volunteer for them as Emergency Preparedness and First Aid trainer, volunteer for the local Food Action Coalition, I’m part of the leadership for a transition group in Surrey, BC, administer their websites and blog for both of them, will soon start blogging for O.U.R. Ecovillage and the Vancouver Observer, write a monthly column for the Canadian Immigrant Magazine, study at two institutions to obtain a PIDP on Adult Education and a Certificate in Sustainability, volunteer for advisory committees at VCC and now at ASTTBC, try my best at growing some vegetables, herbs and nice flowers at home, engage in activism when I have time (LOL), cook all my family meals from scratch, don’t have a dishwasher, clean my own house (every other year, LOL), have a wonderful family of four (an extremely supportive husband and two crazy boys: an almost teen and a teenager!), two lovely old cats and a crazy little chatty female dog…
I manage to read books (always more than one at a time), I’m an A-straight student (although either always too late or too early for my assignments) and occasionally make bread, cakes, dehydrate veggies and fruits or relax watching a movie.
What are my “tricks”?
“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of
Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.”
~ Rabindranath Tagore
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