Eileen Higgins is Eyes on My World
Things I’m Thinking About
I’m Eileen Higgins. Welcome to my blog. What you’ll find here are musings about what I’m thinking about, reading about, wondering about, and wish I knew more about. Lots of it is about Miami and Miami-Dade County because this is my home and I love it. I think about where I live a lot because I believe it can be the best place on earth with a few tweaks. I think a lot about poverty, friendship, justice, freedom, how lucky I am to live here, and how we live, work, and commute together.
Warning: You will sometimes be subjected to some nutty musings or videos about books I’m reading. My equally nuttier family often directs or stars in them.
A Little Bit About Me
I’m a long-time business professional with a strong bent for community work. I got my start working for numerous large global companies in engineering, new product development, and finally marketing. Since the early 2000s, I began to carve out more and more time to advocate for issues that affected the communities I lived in. I liked giving back enough that I sought out work with the Peace Corps and was blessed to live in Belize as the Peace Corps Country Director. Transferring to Mexico, I worked with our Ambassador, particularly on programs designed to reduce violence and identify cross-border energy solutions to climate change. Now I’m a small business owner with my sister and dad and have my own Miami-based marketing business. But, I haven’t stopped trying to spend a good chunk of my personal time advocating for issues that I think matter.
When poet Mary Oliver asks me “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” I hope to be able to say “Everything.”