It’s halfway through the first month of 2009 already, but still everything feels new and full of potential!

It’s also been a month since I joined the WE team and it has been quite the “eventful” introduction. Everything from sharing Christmas, not only with you, but also with a village full of happy children. I’m sure WE all agree that being able to give so much for those use to so little, was a very fulfilling experience. One that now has the potential to grow even bigger with the “Water for Dixie” project, something WE can once again share through the simple exercise of registering on – such a small task with the ability to accomplish so much.I can highlight other events too, like the Internet interruptions and the fibre optic line being replaced, but as I reflect on this first month it is the newness and potential that is foremost in my mind. In terms of “newness” I’ve had to adapt to a new environment, extended family and work place. My new backyard is now the bush in Djuma where our garden is filled with wild flowers sprouting forth at own will. My new place of work is either on the temperamental camera seat at the back of the Jigga or in front of the five screens in the FCC. Additionally, a new extended family which includes all of you and the WE team. All of which has been and is new to me, and I have to thank everybody for making this transition easier.In this short time I have also realized that the “potential” with what WE do and what WE experience together is also limitless. WE have seen how to grow even bigger and better through Twitter, in this way sharing with even more people. It’s this potential of sharing, which drives a large part of what WE do. Being able to share this beautiful area, the wonderful open people and the lives of animals like Wonky, Safari, Karula and the new additions to her family, is truly a wonderful adventure. An adventure that I know WE can make a great one – after all it’s in our nature.
Lieschen Smith