I currently hold my first money-paying, time-sheet-entering, boss-reporting job. Ever. (Unless we count the phone campaign I did for the boarding school I went to. Seeing as I was paid with a bottle of Champagne and 50 pounds, I think we can’t count that)
Anyways, I feel like I’ve learned a lot in these past 6 months. Here’s just a quick list.
- I’m getting really good at telling who the charity: water employees are at water-y events. Hint: they are all ludicrously trendy.
- Continuing with charity: water, I found out that they have trademarked the jerry can image you see on all their materials. Don’t know how I feel about that. Honestly, I don’t know.
- Water For People is really vocal and I like what they’re talking (shouting) about.
- I know what the capital of Burkina Faso is (it’s Ouagadougou).
- If my dreams are realized (everyone having access to clean water and adequate sanitation) then I will have no job. That’s when I’ll start a green-roofing company in Portland, open a psychiatry practice or work for The National Park Service.
- I learned that UNICEF stands for United Nation Children’s Fund.
- If you’re excited for Monday morning, that’s good.
- There will always be a new, cool water technology. Thankfully!
- Providing water for a human being for life does not cost $25. Nope. Not possible. Think about it.
- Sanitation is the awkward middle child of WASH. It has the some of the most complicated issues but is generally ignored in favor of the eldest sibling (water) and the youngest (hygiene).
- People in DC like to talk about politics.
- Matt Damon.
Also I’m going on my first work trip to Ethiopia in a week and a half! Look out for a blogpost about that for sure.