Sunday, February 22, 2015

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Okay so I guess it has been a while since my last post, but for a valid reason! I have barely had time to breathe.

I suppose I can describe the past few weeks as 'Good Busy.' A brief overview of my antics have been attending the Cork Person of the Year lunch and chilling with Micheal Flatley; launching the Irish sector of the European Year of Development with President Micheal D. Higgins; speaking at the Cork Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner [video here]; and finally, flying to Lisbon to speak at the Thought For Food Challenge and Conference. I think that probably covers all the major stuff!

Chillin with ma homie President Micheal D. Higgins
As I'm writing this, I'm not exactly sure what to say because I doubt anyone will actually care what I've been up to the past few weeks! But I figured I might aswell explain why I have been essentially 'off grid,' to satisfy those who have been DMing me on Twitter asking where my next blog post is.

They had a selfie stick at each Celebrate Cork dinner table: needless to say we were very impressed
I take different things away from all these experiences. For example, from the Cork Person of the Year celebration, I learned that Cork people are generally awesome. From the launch of the European Year of Development I learned that there are people out there who care, who want to make the world a better place, but somehow, progress in some major areas like human rights and indeed, food security, is painstakingly slow. And from Thought For Food, well, what I learned from that could fill a whole other blog post: and it will do so, in a few days. I know I miss a lot of school for these things, but it's another kind of education in itself.

On stage at Thought for Food in Lisbon
So I guess this post doesn't have a big deep message, but they don't all have to. I'm just busy living in the moment and enjoying these experiences as they come along!

All dolled up for the Chamber of Commerce Celebrate Cork Dinner