In reality, I should of blogged two or three more times by now. I tend to over think what I should write about and if it directly relates to the internship and ultimately, I get nothing done.
I work with 6 agencies in total; Jamaica Forum for Lesbians All-Sexuals and Gays (JFLAG), Women for Women (W4W), Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC), Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL), Jamaican Youth Advocacy Network (JYAN), and Sex Workers Association Jamaica.
I complete various tasks and work with some agencies more than others, but I must say I have met some amazing people that are very passionate about the work that they do. I have formed friendships that I intend on nurturing for a long time to come. Its hard to speak on the work that I’ve been doing because although I have been here a while, I don’t feel as if many things have had the chance to come full circle as yet.
I feel like this internship saved my life. I know that may sound really drastic, but it has put a lot of things into perspective for me. Showed me who I waste time loving and those I tend to neglect. I found that I sometimes care too much about things that have no real significance or purpose just because… Most importantly is taught me to be more humble and appreciate the present and just ‘tek time’. I really love the purpose of this initiative and I feel like I’m contributing to something major, and I’am even more happy that I’m also growing from it personally.