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on my way to Haiti

It has been a long time since I've posted on this site, but I come to WorldPulse often, and always feel so resonant with the atmosphere all these women together have created so lovingly.

I have for the past 3 years been living primarily in rural Jamaica. I am an RN for 20 years, and am now in my final year of studies for a master's degree in nursing, majoring in nurse-midwifery and women's health.

I am going to Haiti in 3 days to spend 5 weeks as a volunteer nurse.
I would love to be aware of any other PulseWire writers/readers who are in Haiti, or have been to Haiti recently.

In the One Love......nadine

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Sharese's picture

Hey Friend

Hello my friend :) I am happy that you posted!! How is the rock? I miss it at times, especially when it is crazy cold here. But I am so happy to be with my family and friends- so it evens out.

Re-adjusting has been difficult to say the least. I am feeling the economic down-turn pretty bad.

I hope your travels to Haiti are safe and fulfilling. I definitely hope you connect with some people from World Pulse there.

Much love,

Sharese

nadine laughlin's picture

Sharese! Wow!...I'm so

Sharese! Wow!...I'm so happy to connect! :)
I love this site.
Oh....I read some of your journal entries....I feel you, sister. I love how you write with such clarity and reality and depth. Thank you for doing everything you do.

I still live a pretty quiet life in Jamaica. I got my nursing license and work permit finally (took about 2 years!), but still only doing volunteer work because everything is soooooo sloooow when it comes to employment and paperwork, on and on and on..
But its OK, because my master's degree studies are full time and I really can't work much anyway. So I focus on study, and doing some work with the homeless shelter project and with the local HIV/AIDs group. When i finish my nurse-midwifery degree......honestly, I just don't know what will come next!. I am exploring various possibilities. It will be very hard to earn sufficient money here in Jamaica. It will take me years to earn in Jamaica even half of what I've paid for my tuition. So.......
One day, one step, a time....while trying to navigate wisely and openly.

More soon......
Love and more love.......nadine

Sharese's picture

Beautiful Picture!

I love your new pic Nadie, it definitely captures your spirit!!

I know what you mean about the money situation. I am confident it will all come together though- the universe has a way of working things out!

So glad to connect with you! So much love!!

Sharese

nilima's picture

hey nadine, wish you all the

hey nadine,

wish you all the best there!!

nadine laughlin's picture

Thank you Nilima! What a

Thank you Nilima! What a delight to feel the friendship of like-spirited women from all over the world! I look forward to reading your journal posts!
Love always......nadine

jadefrank's picture

Safe travels

Hi Nadine,

You might consider posting this also in the PotoFanm+Fi Community Forum:
http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/17970

This group is an open community forum led by members of the PotoFanm+Fi initiative to encourage discussion of urgent solidarity action, issues, initiatives and visions related to the empowerment of Haitian women and girls, and grassroots community voices, leaders and organizations who are collectively engaged in the challenge of Rebuilding Haiti.

Looking forward to hearing about your experience there when you return.

Best,
Jade

nadine laughlin's picture

thank you Jade! I did that.

thank you Jade! I did that. Look forward to exploring what the women in that group are doing!

Such an uplifting place, this WorldPulse!

Blessings.......

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