What can I do in a year?

I’m about to board my flights that will take me on a year abroad to Kiribati as an Australian Volunteer.

I’m looking forward to the year ahead as a great personal and growth opportunity. I’m also mindful of the privilege, responsibility, and the many expectations of what I might contribute.

Every year seems to go more quickly as I age. One year seems at once so far away and yet not enough. I wonder how my life and the lives of those I live amongst will change? How might I make a meaningful contribution, and successfully adapt to a very different way and pace of life?

The Sidekick Manifesto is nothing new but it best reflects what I would like my sojourn will be. I am but a blow-in but I can only hope to humbly and patiently contribute useful and sustainable tools for those I work with to make their home the very best possible one.

Easy to say and signal but harder to do – this is my personal challenge for this year.


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