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(Humanitarian) Writer’s Block?

To be honest, I have been struggling to write a second blog post. The first one was easy, everything was new, and it was basically an introduction to this mission. Blogging is new to me, but keeping a journal is not. However, I tend to get lazy with journaling, I frequently will go weeks without a note. Then of course it gets harder to write one, because so much has happened. That’s what’s happening now with the blog! I have been meaning to write a second post for weeks, and I have a few different ones unfinished…

The start of something new...

It has only been about six weeks since I came back from my backpacking trip and here I am, sitting at the airport again, leaving for a new 'adventure'. This time, my journey is to Lebanon, more specifically to Baalbek, in the Bekaa valley (close to the Syrian border, see map below). Let me explain how I ended up in this...

My Ebola Diary

So, finally, I’m off. This time on Saturday I’ll be on a plane to Freetown in Sierra Leone, to join the more or less 3500 MSF staff, national and international, who are fighting the largest, most deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus we have ever seen.

I can’t wait. I’m leaving with the support and love of family and friends, even if they would nearly all prefer I wasn’t going.  Especially my three children: all grown up, but scared for me, although they understand my motivation.