Howdy Person Reading This!
Welcome to the first of many gems I plan on posting on this blog! My history with the blogosphere has unfortunately been one of ups and downs and predestined failure…but I think this one may be the one that stands the test of time…and patience *single fist pump into the air*!
No one cares about what I had for lunch (I finally had the chipotle chicken sandwich at my favorite coffee shop and almost cried), where I’m currently vacationing (mainly because that word doesn’t exist for me…I’m tired y’all…struggle bussin’), or what I think about the last thing Obama said in his State of the Union Address (but I’m borderline positive it was probably amazing and filled me with Hope™ and Change™). This isn’t one of those blogs…*collective “PHEW”*!
I fully intend on constructing this blog with one solid purpose in mind: to share inspiring people, organizations and happenstances with you, throw in some music that happens to be getting me through life/my day at the time of posting, and just get the word out about things I love. I would hope that somewhere in all of my rambling, posting and, oftentimes, impassioned discussions, you too would find something that you love and will be changed by someone else’s work and gain a fire that fills you with desire to make a change yourself.
Considering I recently had an epiphany that I do not belong in the world of Occupational Therapy (holla to those of you pursuing it! Yooooou are the champions, my frieeennnddssss) and instead will focus on the world of non-profit management/entrepreneurship (spelled it correctly first time out of the gate, kids!), look forward to many posts about my favorite non-profits out there right now. Those will come later once I gain an audience…shooting for 5 people! If I get 5 followers, I won’t shave my head or let you throw a pie in my face…but I will eat a chipotle chicken sandwich in your honor! It’s a win/win if you think about it.
So, now that you know how this is gonna go down, I hope you’ll (Mom) continue to join me on this journey of a person who can’t write, attempting to write an enjoyable/inspiring/not-too-personal-but-just-personal-enough blog. That being said, here’s my first thought grape of my blogsperience…
I have made a conscious effort to find inspiration in the smaller things in life. I am constantly looking up awesome non-profit organizations and getting super into them and then feeling so helpless because I have a year of undergrad left and a while before potentially entering into a master’s program (Yes, I heard myself say that, heard how boring it was…it won’t happen again!).
I returned to my favorite coffee shop after a kick-butt afternoon nap and when I arrived I saw that there was not a seat available and no table for me to do (this) my studying. I don’t know if it was the pathetic look on my face, the fact that I had sweat all over my unshaven face, or just the kindness of this woman’s heart (WHICH IS WHAT I’M GOING TO GO WITH), but something that has never happened to me before happened! I was packing up my laptop to book it out of Dodge and head to campus to find a library to study in, when I hear, “We’re leaving in like five minutes…actually, here, I’ll just move my stuff over.” GOOD GOD!
People always say how things like that can turn your day around and I’ve never doubted it, but I guess I haven’t experienced it in a while. It was very refreshing! After I sat down, two tables opened up with cushioned seats and outlets-a-plenty. And even though I’m sitting here on a hardwood bench with nothing but a 1 cm thick seat cushion providing any sort of comfort to me, I wouldn’t give up this little table for anything!
Random acts of kindness change people’s days/lives/afternoons/etc. Jump on that gravy train homeboys and sister-friends! I don’t know that woman’s name, in fact she just walked out of the coffee shop and I may never see her again for all I know, but today she made my day and it was something so simple as what I described. I’m looking out for any opportunity to pass on the favor, but for now, I’ll just leave you with some sweet jammage, courtesy of one of my favorite bands The Head and the Heart! If you don’t love them yet, YOU’RE ABOUT TO! REMEMBER THIS DAY! YOUR LIFE IS ABOUT TO CHANGE!
Thanks for reading this (Mom)! I promise all of the posts won’t be this long. But it’s Bloggy’s birthday, and he/she/it deserves a proper introduction!
If you’re a human being with a dream, Go Live It Now! (as in, don’t wait! You TURKEY!)