I have to be honest that this week was an interesting one. Not only was I badly injured by the two-hour walk I did in uncomfortable dress shoes over the weekend, I witnessed the arduous work required to manage a nonprofit. As I slowly turned to the same page as OHWW, I saw how much filing, organizing, and documenting needed to implement programs in Nepal and Mexico. It definitely involved numerous phone calls, endless grant-writing, and expanding social network. As an intern, I buried myself under files of deposit slips and grant proposals. Organization and order make things a lot more efficient. As I punched letters into the label maker, I wondered: Am I making a difference in OHWW?
Then again, this isn’t about me. It is about OHWW. Later in the week, I was able to approach Arlene and Sibylle with my expectations. Because of the communication we had, I realized that assertiveness was definitely not one of my strengths; however, because of this, I was able to reinforce that part of myself. It is not about me. It is about OHWW. Instead of asking what I can get from them, ask what they can get from me. What can I do for them? If they really need someone to make labels, why not?