Week 2 – Santiago

Unsatisfied. Rejuvenated. Stretched. Inspired. Immersed. Pensive. Eager.

My second week in Santiago is full of more learning, more Spanish and more integration into the team. I’m given a project to create a flow chart (Carta Gatt in Spanish) for the actions needed to execute a grant in Colombia. I also participate in workshops for local companies helping them to understand what it means to be an “Empresa B” and helping them to be committed members of the movement.

The weekend brings an adventure with one of my colleagues. We take a local bus to a friend’s house in the countryside after work. I spend Friday night relaxing with Chileans, listening to music, drinking beer and enjoying the view of the stars. The countryside shows a bit of the reality of life for the more average Chilean, and I feel honored to experience their way of life. Even though I still free a bit restrained in my expression, I nearly forget that we only speak in Spanish. It feels good.

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