Fundraising · Training

Training Update #3: End of Base Training + 5K Test

This previous week has been quite the challenge. I went from taking a week-long break from my bronchospasms to trying to regain some sense of normalcy in both my professional and personal life. It has been a bit of a struggle, but I have found a way to do it and finish the 5K test at the end of base training. Click the title to read more about my progress!

Fundraising · Reflection

3 Tips to Kick Procrastination

I was a chronic procrastinator and homework skipper for most of my school years. I may not look like it, but my grades sucked. I was disappointed in myself for the first eighteen years of my life. In university, I abandoned my destructive habit because of my very first professor, John. The day I turned in a half-finished project, he said some sharp words to change my mindset. Today, I have taken some necessary steps to improve my motivation to stay committed to my projects. Click the title to read about how I did it!

Fundraising · Training

Training Update #2: Gains and Losses

Murphy's Law: According to Wikipedia, it is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: anything that can go wrong will go wrong. I would have to say that my past couple weeks of training have been the epitome of Murphy's Law. The entire week leading up to the July 4th weekend, I was doing awesome! I finished a 45-minute run, which is about 3 miles. I felt strong. Then, July 4th weekend came around and things took a turn. Click the title and read on.

Fundraising · Reflection

Confessions of a Nonprofit Worker

This past June, I celebrated my first full year working at a local nonprofit organization. I really enjoy my work and the company’s mission and I am extremely grateful for the experiences I received so far. I come across many wonderful people who have hearts of gold. I also come across some … unique characters, as well. Despite everything, the amount of love and care I have seen from the community around me to help us serve in our mission has been one of the most inspiring things I have experienced in my career. Click the title to see how it has changed me!

Fundraising · Reflection · Uncategorized

The Convention of Privilege

Every Friday night, I help lead small group discussions at my church youth group. One night, I decided to host an exercise in privilege. I called it “The Easiest Test, Ever.” All they had to do was receive a 100% mark on the test to receive a handful of chocolate. I passed the written "test" to each student in the group and also allotted various writing implements to the girls. This included a BIC Round Stic, light yellow colored pencils, and wooden pencils with broken leads. I really infuriated everyone but it was an important lesson in realizing what we have and what society tells us to do with these things. Click the title to read the full article.