More Committed Than Ever

Working at the UN Foundation

A well lived life is one full of good people, good times and great memories. These past few days certainly added all three to my life.

Yet, as I sit here in my office looking out at white of New England in every direction, my mind is still processing all that I learned this past weekend as I became one of the first UN Foundation Social Good Fellows and the greater world all around me beyond the snow outside my windows.

Spending three days in Washington, DC getting briefed from a mixture of organizations (MAMA, Hope PhonesProject Diaspora) and government entities (State Department, UN Refugee Agency, USAID) has my brain stretched and challenged.

There are so many stories to be told, people to help and improvements to be made.

We have to figure out how to give every child a Shot@Life and spark innovation for clean cookstoves.

The special sneak preview of The Revolutionary Optimists reminded me of the determination of children and watching what occured through Villages in Action inspired me to find a way for more local events of this sort to occur.

There are so many places in this world that I have yet to see. So many stories that no one is hearing, but if I find them I can share them with the world. Too many kids not being given the opportunity to achieve their dreams.

I was already dedicated to making the world a better place, but after this weekend I’m more committed than ever.

  • I miss having interactions like that. I have been pretty sedentary the last year or so.

    Glad you see so many opportunities what makes me happier is that I know you will go after and conquer them.

    I hope the snow melts soon.

    • 28 inches of snow is not going to melt any time soon. I actually have to go out and clean some off the roof before it rains and gets even heavier.

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  • Congrats on the Social Good Fellows nomination, very inspirational. I too have been gathering stories about intersection of tech (mostly mobile) and social responsibility. Wrote blogs about MAMA, MedicMobile, NextDrop and others. I never knew how something as simple as SMS can change lives. I’m hooked to dig deeper.

    Great to see you at Feb 19 Seattle #WOMMFest, Glad to be part of @TimWasher ‘s team

    • Awesome to meet you as well. Now I wish we had talked about these sort of things too!!