It’s been fun to have a colleague on my recent travels who also likes to take photos. This means I have more pictures than just my own, and catching candids like this one of me and a mob of kids yesterday at a health center called Kausa, in the former Nkunda strong hold area of North Kivu, DRC.
For some people, you couldn’t pay them enough to do my job, but for me I love it. There is never a trip that I go on that I don’t think about how fabulously fortunate I am to do what I love. My colleague, the same photographer, was listening to us go over budgets and proposals and remarked how he couldn’t imagine doing what I do.
Certainly not for the meek at heart, either in terms of pure work load, danger level, or just sheer complexity of what I manage.
The thing is, I wouldn’t be half as productive in a job that wasn’t so challenging. It’s just what I do. I’m in my element.
I’ve scheduled this to be posted when I arrive back in DC, so despite missing Congo, I will be elated to see my husband and the fabulous cherry blossoms!