Maybe your soul mate is already sitting there next to you?
Someone who shares your need to do good, and wiling to travel the world to do so?
Does this mean that you will find it harder to get someone special in your life?
It is also what you feel for your family, close friends and that intangible wish to ‘do good’ in a world that needs so much.
This kind of love is one that a humanitarian aid worker has felt again and again.
A sense of duty, a draw to the adrenaline pumping world of complex emergencies, a love for humankind that you can call idealism – or perhaps a wish for an ‘ideal’ better world.
This love is utterly complicated, and not easily reconciled with ‘coupleness’ nor does it forgive or let go of you easily.
This love plays with you as you get older, and at a certain stage you can stand in the middle of chaos and love that – yet feel so alone as you have no-one special to share it with.
Statistically speaking the chances to find love ought to increase with each passport control you pass – however, it would seem that this complicates matters.
In the ever-changing arena of humanitarian aid you lead a life less ordinary. Love makes you feel good, and releases happy hormones that makes you more productive and energetic. In this post we explore the often heart shattering dilemma of the humanitarian aid worker – to find or not find love seems to be the question after few years of dashing from one emergency to another.
Please feel free to to share your experiences in the comment box below – and do join our mailing list. If you work internationally the chances that you should meet someone ought to increase, right?
Yet, the humanitarian field see many – especially women – leave when the biologic clock starts to tell body and mind that this is one emergency too many.