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Flashback 4 years ago. I learned basic coding and built a blog about triathlon training. That died pretty quickly with the arrival of college and adult-ing. Fast forward – I was a certified trainer and college student. Then, I was taking a break from Engineering school, working all day, waitressing every night, saving money, and building websites on the side. I started missing school – I was working 80 hours a week and passing out in my uniform, but wasn’t ending my days with satisfaction.
I was just existing. Whats the point of that?
No longer in a place where I was forced to learn by the red pen of a professor and GPA scale, I set out to learn things of my own accord – new skills, new instruments, new languages, new facts, new words, etc. I took trips to cities by myself so I would be forced to learn how to navigate new areas alone. Hope had it's proof on my first adventure in New York as I stood on the High Line and realized just how much there was to aim for. I stopped just going through the motions, and I set higher goals for myself with the intent of becoming someone who makes a difference. Adventure becomes an addiction, and I ended up with a list of 100 things to accomplish in my 20s. Next – I needed a little accountability.
Enter: blogging. And you.
Blogging changed the whole game – what better way to get the most out of my experiences than by extracting the lessons and sharing them with the world? The overall goal here is simple: I want to be the best version of myself, and inspire others to do the same. Traveling, volunteering abroad, sharing stories, interviewing artists, finding ways to be better, and passing on what I learn just made the list even more exciting.
You -- you dreamers, curious minds, lightning bolts, big hearts, outside-the-box-thinkers, and go-getters -- I want to learn with YOU.
I think a huge part of being well-rounded is being selfless. Thats why the core of my project is to raise awareness for doing good — primarily by raising money for Charity: Water. While our warm showers and cool ice cubes are readily assured simply because we were born in a developed area, Charity: Water gives us the chance to help bring water to those in less privileged circumstances.
Please remember that the stories and adventures are just a vehicle for raising money for Charity: Water. I am creating a network of people to share the message of thinking about more than yourself. If you can help me pass that project on, then all of this will be worth it. I want to raise $50,000 in the next 10 years. If I don’t raise $50,000, I am promising to do everything on the bucket list again, until I get there.