Category Archives: Liberia 2014

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I want to be brilliant ……………………….insightful ……………………………..polished….. I want to wrap my transformation up in a beautiful box, tie a big satin bow on it and present it to you…..I want you to open the box with eager anticipation….pulling the edges of the ribbon slowly and peering inside…witnessing my epic transformation. (hear…

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Day 6   May 25, 2014 Yesterday I outed my Mean Girl in front of 400 people. The vulnerability hangover is all over me today. I tossed and turned all night. I am visibly tired. spent. Today is the last day of the program. A full day of mentoring the…

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Day 5 Friday May 23, 2014   Today is the empowerment event for more than 300 teachers and educators at the Monrovia Civic Center.  Each team has about an hour and a half to give their presentations. My team has decided that each of us will speak individually, sharing a personal…

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Day 4   Thursday May 22, 2014 It is time to leave Grand Bassa and the funky Sparks Hotel that has been home for the last few days. Today we visit The Becky Primary School. Funding the completion of this school is a big part of this whole adventure. In…

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Day 3   Wednesday May 21, 2014   Today is the 3rd day of our 8 day program.  I left the states just 5 days ago….my cushy house with sparkly white toilets, high pressure hot showers and zero consideration of things like Ebola and Malaria. Today brings another full schedule….

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Day 2 Part 2   Tuesday May 20, 2014   Dancing, singing and clapping…. We make our way from the creek….. Big-Blue-Life- Altering-Buckets and Filters in hand back to the center of the village…… The children run ahead…..laughing…..playing……. The rain stops….The earth is wet beneath my shoes …. the lush foliage…

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Day 2 Clean Water   Tuesday May 20, 2014   Have you ever been a part of Rocking Someone’s World? Have you ever witnessed the exact moment when someone’s world changes forever? I have.  And it happens on day 2 of my trip to Liberia. Please join me on my…

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Day 1 A School for Girls   Monday May 19, 2014   Them…….. confident  sassy  empowered  beautiful  connected  excited  singing  dancing  clapping  knowing  happy  safe Me………. excited  uncertain  confused  overwhelmed  incongruent  inauthentic  efforting  wanting missing It is Monday morning. Day 1 of an 8 day marathon of events. Our bus…

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Outside of Roberts International Airport Monrovia, Liberia   May 17, 2014   I walk out of the terminal and into a whole new world. A large chain link gate slams behind me.  There is no turning back now.  I am IN for the next 10 days. I am the first…

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Roberts International Airport Monrovia, Liberia   May 17, 2014   I leave the baggage carousel to go to the bathroom. My luggage will have to watch out for itself for now. Upon exiting the bathroom, a no-nonsense-large-and-in-charge woman makes a beeline for me. “Do you need help?”  Perhaps it was…

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