The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is one of the worst man-made disasters of our time. The now historic building was reported to have fallen down like a pack of cards on the 24th of April 2013, trapping many garment workers, labouring against their better judgment inside.
When incompetence and corruption mixed with the failure to listen to people, it resulted in an industrial disaster. Some call it the death of 1,000 dreams. The collapse tallied a body count of 1,138 innocent people and 2,500 more severely injured. Many of the survivors lost limbs and thus their livelihoods. Events such as these create a huge knock-on effect. In the wake of the tragedy, many family’s lives were to change forever, and circumstantially ours would too.
I love telling people the story about becoming the proud owner of these vintage sunglasses. I’ve been wearing them all through my travels, they make me feel so cool and unique. They really stand out, but it was a journey.
Today I am sharing the 7 life lessons I’ve learned while travelling and living abroad. The last few months have been overwhelming and busy, each day has brought a new experience or challenge. Sharing the details of this journey has felt impossible because I have still being processing it all myself. I live slowly, valuing quality over quantity in every way, so it was necessary for me to take a break from blogging for a while.
The holiday season is fast approaching. Whether that statement fills you with excitement or dread is personal. I am usually a mixture of both but if I had to pick, probably the later. One of the reasons for that is, call me a Scrooge, but I hate the consumption overload that comes with Christmas. Particularly sale days like Black Friday, which is now extended to the whole weekend through to Cyber Monday. Again, whether you love it or hate it is all down to you. I again will choose the later.
There I said it. I know I am not the only one, who sometimes struggles with fear and self-doubt. But, the mean little voice in my head sure makes me feel like I am. Saying, everyone else’s work is better than mine, I don’t have enough followers, you know the drill.
This is a different kind of article you are used to reading, but I need to go back to basics. I started this blog to provide a cathartic space to write and feel better, to be honest, and relaxed. I wanted to lay my soul bare and hope someone might read and relate. So, I am being brutally honest to enable myself to progress. I guess there is no time like the present.