I don’t know the first time I felt the pull. I know it was sometime in high school. Grade 10 seems like the right number. Probably because that is the time when you start to become a little more serious about, the terrifying, ‘what do I want to be’ thought.
I had big ideas. Ones that always felt too big for a girl from a town of 800 people. Things that felt so largely beyond me that I simply daydreamed and moved on. Just to name a few, I wanted to make a film any kind of film, maybe a documentary. Heck that one is still on my list! I wanted to be a mom, check. I wanted to be far far away, sorta check I lived in Halifax. I wanted to be a healer of some sorts. Yeah I said healer mostly because that could mean so many things.
One of the biggest things that has always and will always sit on my plate is to change the world. Yeah big statement, one person. I get the absurdity of it. I also feel creatively charged by the thought. Maybe its as simple as parenting my kids in a way that creates people who will one day actually take care of our people and planet. Maybe it’s helping to make sure my community thrives. Maybe it’s helping another mom out there realize…well, she’s normal. Maybe it’s building a school in a foreign country. All I know is things like this are on my mind every.single. day.
Which brings me to my exciting opportunity. I was lucky enough to notice that TOMS was having a contest. You could enter a ticket, one ticket. One that could change your life. This ticket, should you be in the top 50, will take you on a ‘Giving Trip’. A trip where TOMS actually delivers and fits shoes onto children. Amazing right. Well I need help. I need one vote from everyone. You can only vote once. All it takes is a minute to put in one vote for my ticket.
Here is a link to go ahead and help create the beginning of a dream for me.