Almost two weeks into my internship with Invisible Children and it’s hard to believe that I am a third of the way through. To be honest I wish it would go on longer. That I could stay for the whole summer. But alas Shop 4 U is barely surviving without me as it is.
This second week has been good. I have been trying to think of more contacts to get in touch with and more ideas of what I can do here.
The thing I love about working for Invisible Children is that I have my own project but I am given the complete freedom to think outside the box and to use my imagination to spread the word about what is going on in Northern Uganda. They recognise that we have gifts and talents and minds and we should use them for good. That’s really encouraging and it has made me think about what I want to do with my life. Or maybe I should say how I want my life to look.
I am starting slowly to realise that I am a person who has been blessed with so much and a mind and was born with a God given creative ability. We all have. I’m also starting to see that God doesn’t want me to be afraid and doesn’t want me to be unfulfilled with life. This is a pretty big break through for me because I have generally had a negative view of God. And by that I mean that he is disappointed with me, or doesn’t want me to be fully alive or hasn’t given me the ability to be someone.
But he has. And I want to remember that. Not to go through every day being scared. Not to hide but to allow God to inspire me. He created me and he did that so I could experience life. He gave me life. Why? Because he wanted me to be a part of life.
And that brings me back to Invisible Children. I want to be part of something like this because they are about ordinary people using their voices. Whatever we have or whereever we came from isn’t important. If everyone put their voice together then we can actually change the world. It’s happened and it’s happening.
Sorry inspirational excitement moment over for now.
In other news, my goal of seeing a celebrity before I come home is still sadly unfulfilled. Davy just saw Sebastian Coe. The closest I have come is a lookalike of the Scottish guy off Dragon’s Den. But I will not give up. I will just need to buy a copy of Heat and see the hotspots.
Tonight I am hanging with my best friend from Uni who I haven’t seen in 4 years. Crazy! Will be awesome though.