A crash course in changing the world.
In 10 years time I will be weeks away from turning 31. Wow. Hopefully I will be a practicing attorney, specialising in Environmental Law - that's my big goal career wise. My biggest achievement will hopefully be to have realised my dream of becoming a mother - by 31 hopefully there'll be 2 or even 3 little people in the world who have come from me. Changing the world in little ways has always been important to me and hopefully by this stage in my life I will have realised some of my goals in terms of seeing the world. I feel that actually seeing, first-hand, some of the most desolate and desperate places in the world (and some of the most beautiful and advanced nations as well) will only help in my quest to make things better. Practicing Law in South Africa is bound to be a challenge but we have a progressive Constitution and the inclusion of environmental and socio-economic rights in our justiciable Bill of Rights means that there is a much greater scope for positive change and progress iin those fields - hopefully I will be able to make some kind of positive impact - no matter how small. Ten years is a long time and I really pray that we have been able to address some of the most pressing social issues facing the world by then.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die tomorrow.