On Thursday (6.28), OHWW hosted a meet-n-greet at a sailing school in Berkeley, CA. Arlene, OHWW’s President and Founder, gave an introductory Powerpoint presentation on the “Network of Safety” model that is implemented in our target areas and the whole guiding philosophy behind the life-saving organization. Many, including myself, were moved by her compassion for women and children and the impact that OHWW has in its target areas. I left the evening with a heart of gratitude. It is definitely a privilege to be part of OHWW.
I am greatly thankful for the opportunity to be able to work with One Heart World-Wide. Although what I have done with OHWW did not result in landing a million dollar grant or winning an esteemed award, the past six weeks have taught me to appreciate the little things in life. Just witnessing how much that could be done in a small office space has given me hope in anything. It has developed my work ethic, personal assertiveness, and problem-solving skills.
Outside of my internship, living in the city has challenged me to learn how to be independent and how to take care of myself– buying grocery, cooking, allocating time for myself. I find it true that one can only know how to take care of others when she learns how to take care of herself.