leaving haiti

Thank you for all of the lovely comments on my Haiti posts. :) Haiti obviously holds a very special place in my heart and I’m so glad I can share a little bit of my trip with you. In case you missed any of them:

Faces of Haiti

Haiti: Farm to Mug Coffee

Haiti: Day of Meals

Leaving Haiti is always a little odd. Part of you is ready to go home, ready for clean water and familiar faces of loved ones but part of you isn’t ready to leave. Ready to go back to your busy life full of emails, phone calls and the general craziness of life. As much as I hate being disconnected, it is oddly refreshing to be without the things I can’t live without at home. (ahem, iphone) I did look forward to yoga and cooking when I returned home, but I already miss the delicious meals that were shared with a wonderful team and most of all, the amazing people that I met along the way.

During our stay in Port-Au-Prince I heard something that I’ve been thinking about ever since, “If everyone would just help one other person.” How true. We can’t all save Haiti, or any other country in desperation, but we can all do our best to help one person, whether it be our neighbor, a friend or a complete stranger on the otherside of the world. And I’ll take that lesson with me for the rest of my life.

Comments

  1. says

    I think it’s amazing that you had the opportunity to work in Haiti. The rebuilding and medical efforts going on currently was the first big case study we looked at in school. There is so much good going on there, yet still so much still needs to be done.

    • Emily says

      That is very true, there is still so much rebuilding that needs to be done and medical needs. Was your study on the efforts before or after the earthquake?

  2. says

    I’ve really enjoyed reading about your experiences in Haiti. It really puts things in perspective when I think I’ve had a bad day. I think of how much good you did there in one week and it really is true that if we could all help one person…or give one week – like you did.

  3. says

    My boyfriend and I have wanted to go to Haiti since the earthquake to volunteer but unfortunately my work won’t allow it. Seeing your pictures is making me want to do it all over again. You should be so proud of yourself, you really are making a difference.

  4. says

    So true about being disconnected. When you actually function without certain obsessive technologies like iphones and computers … you can have such rich experiences… whether in Haiti or at home. Looks like a great trip!

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