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I’m back and I’m here to stay

It has been a while since I´ve written, a lot has happened since. Everything that has happened has been for the better since I now have more knowledge and experience to keep going. As you can tell, the name of the website is now fairyfly project and not Paulina Camarena anymore. The reason for that is because I´ve reinvented the purpose of the website.

FAIRFLY PROJECT is a completely new adventure, one that is very close to my heart and that I´m eager to share with you all. Through FAIRFLY I will show you WHY I do what I do. Why I create social programs, why I find ways to connect talent with need, why I share the work that I do and the knowledge I obtain along the way, why I teach people with social projects how to make them sustainable and why I want to connect with you.

You might be familiar with this quote by Marianne Williamson and if not I want to share it because it´s part of what FAIRFLY stands for:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson’s book A Return to Love

My isotype and the name of the project are inspired by a firefly, this beautiful insect that through a chemical reaction inside their bodies lights up, a process called bioluminescence. Human beings also light up. We light up differently of course, but haven´t you ever laughed from a child’s laugh?, or cried when looking at an act of empathy and love, stood up after an amazing performance? or maybe just felt empowered after listening to someone speak?, competed in a raise and did your best?, raised money for a social cause?, made a great investment pitch?, created valuable content for your audience?, among many other examples were each one of us, in our own context, lights up.

I want to get to know you better. Write me at paulinac@fairflyproject.live-website.com, tell me about you, about your hopes and dreams, your deepest fears and your desire to do something MORE, something meaningful, something that makes more sense to you and that you feel is right, something that allows you to make a difference with your light and power.