Fundraising · Reflection

How Apathy is Born

I never thought I would ever say this, but being comfortable makes me feel uncomfortable. Going through several trying times in the last year, I finally found myself in some level of financial stability and have realized that I didn't really care about about those around me. Perhaps there is more to life than to just providing for oneself. Click the title to read the full article!

Fundraising · Reflection

Water is Currency for Life

It has been a really eventful and rough week. I really hope that I am catching a proper break, now. While recovering from the week’s events, I have been drinking a lot of tea. Green, oolong, white, black … I do not discriminate. Of course, although it is a low-cost coping method, it does not come free. I have the privilege of making tea whenever I please, because I have constant access to clean, running water. Click the title to find out what other activities we take for granted in our day to day lives!

Fundraising · Training

Training Update #4: Taking Care of My Future Self

Have you ever felt like you needed a “pause” button in life? One of my favorite pastimes as a child was watching Disney’s Aladdin. I would watch it, Every. Single. Day. In order to make my VHS-watching experience much smoother, I would rewind and pause my tape right at the beginning of the movie to skip all the ads at the beginning of the VHS. This week, I took care of myself in much of the same way. Click the title to read the full story!

Fundraising · Reflection

Education is a Life Changer

We’ve already established that I was a terrible student when I was growing up. We don’t need to continue on about how I would claim to have “forgotten” my homework or how I would drop my progress reports behind the couch so my parents wouldn't know about my grades. I loved to learn and was always knowledge-hungry while growing up. Unfortunately, the system that facilitated my learning definitely wasn’t a good fit for me. University was still not the ideal style of learning for me, but it provided me with invaluable experience and opportunities to be a positive influence within my circle of influence. This is a gift that only the most privileged have. Click the title to read the full post!