Doing Things Differently: 3 Ways to live differently that Can Change Your Life

Doing Things Differently
Doing Things Differently | Copyright © 2018 by Deborah C. Petersen


Hi, I’m Deborah Petersen & this is My Adventure!

I am budding photographer and blogger, with a background in Psychology and Social Activism.

My roots are in Cape Town, South Africa where at the age of 13 years I embarked on my social activism career as an Anti-Apartheid activist.

As far back as I can recall, I have always wanted to be of help and make a positive difference in this world.

Up until I left South Africa in 2003, to move to Switzerland, I campaigned around a host social issues including:

  • Sexual Violence;
  • Human Rights;
  • Provision of anti-retroviral medication to HIV positive people;
  • Prisons and the Reintegration of offenders;
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);
  • Poor communities access to basic services; and
  • Cruelty against animals.


My Mission

My mission is Doing Things Differently, not being different but living differently.



The first way I am Doing Things Differently is by cultivating an attitude and way of life that focuses on the positive.

In everything that I experience I search for at least one positive in it.
I believe that no matter how traumatic or bad an experience, there is always a lesson that can be learnt from it – a positive take away.


The second way I am Doing Things Differently is by speaking honestly and publicly sharing my experiences.

I do not believe in telling lies. As a result, everything you read on Doing Things Differently is true. And of course, everything is written as seen from my perspective – very subjective.


The third way I am Doing Things Differently is by seeing my glass as “half-full”.

I focus on all the good in my life. I acknowledge the crappy things but no longer allow myself to be dragged down by them.


Join Me

I feel privileged to have this life that I am living, warts and all!

I also feel immensely lucky to have this platform, Doing Things Differently, to share my experiences and thoughts with you.

In fact, I believe that we should all have such platforms, which is why I am inviting you to Join Me.


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I look forward to hearing from you and especially, to hear how you are Doing Things Differently in your life.


This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here are solely mine and are not written on behalf of any other person or institution unless otherwise stated.


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