zephyr12 (zephyr12) wrote,

Bleeding Heart?

The last week was a little rough on yours truly. The return of snow left me questioning whether or not I can really commit to a lifetime in Montreal and winter. Suffice to say February and March have always been the hardest for me to weather during my time in this city. I'm starting to come to the conclusion that I may have to commit to the idea of a yearly winter escape in order to make the season bearable.

The ensuing winter blues breakdown, building over the past week, left my partner a little taken aback but has since been resolved. One thing I have to give the boy kudos for is being able to weather the storm and help rebuild in the calm. I don't know how he puts up with me in freak out mode, but he does, he even lets me purge it all out and then helps me find perspective again once all my angst has vetted itself. It may be one of the things that I love most about him.

So what does this have to do with having a bleeding heart, me, not him? Well in typical post angst freak out, I always have a surge of wanting to make the world a better place. You know, be the change you wish to see... This surge has led me to participate in the "Women for Women International" program. So now I sponsor Parbati in Nepal, donate money to Oxfam, and sponsor a woman for a year in a war torn country (yet to be determined) in order to help her rebuild her life. If you would like to know more about the program, you can visit the website:


I really think it sounds like a phenomenal program and I'm looking forward to helping another woman get access to an education program about her legal rights and help her find a livelihood for herself and her family. Now the only thing left for me to do, I think, is to find a local organization to donate my time to and I will be doing enough to feel like I'm helping make the world a better place. Locally and globally in terms of educational, environmental, and community building projects. Call me a bleeding heart if you will... this is a project that I hold very dear to my heart.
Tags: charity, international, women
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