All week people have been asking me how my trip to Bangladesh has affected me, but in all honesty I've been too caught up in the whirl of family, media and work to come to any conclusions. I'm not sure that it's going to be as simple as saying I've learnt a, b & c because deep down I feel the change is more of a spiritual one.
I feel different inside.
I'm angry about the injustice of it all.
I'm ecstatic to be born here in the modern world.
I'm shocked that millions of people are still living in such primitive conditions.
I'm thankful for western medicine.
I'm outraged by my own frivolous existence.
I'm grateful that Save the Children gave me this opportunity - but do you know what?
It isn't about me.
The trip wasn't about me. Blogladesh was about connecting with children like Yasmine and Sanjita and Shanto. It was about seeing their lives through my maternal eyes. Feeling their mother's pain, concern, anger and helplessness and then sharing those feelings with people back home who have the power to make life saving changes.
It's very easy to think that the actions of a single person won't make a difference - but they can and they do. It take less than 5 mins to sign the Press for Change petition.