The world out there really is greater than just our little spot in the Universe isn’t it?
I’ve had the great good fortune to cross paths with some pretty amazing people whose purpose it is to wake up every day and wonder how to make the world a better place and then go out and make a difference. I’ve always been the type of person to question my purpose and to give back because life really is bigger than us isn’t it? So I’ve made what I believe will be a life changing decision to go to Nicaragua and do a school build with a local organization from Almonte called SchoolBOX next year.
In order to be a part of the build a set amount has to be raised, along with travel costs it’s steep. Especially since I’m not working a traditional job and starting a business. I’ve been asking the Universe to help make it happen. In honor of the kids whose lives will be made better by the simple thing we take for granted: education. I believe in education. I have been fortunate to have access to great learnings and higher education for which I am incredibly grateful. I’ve taught at the university level and relished my experiences, teaching is something I am passionate about and in the business of sports psychology I have the incredible opportunity to teach my clients new skills, impart knowledge, share and grow. Isn’t that truly what education is all about?
So in honor of the kids in Nicaragua I opened my doors on the weekend to friends who came because they believed. I invited two other artists, whom I am lucky to count as friends, in to my home and together we showcased our talents to the accompaniment of live music by a beloved friend. Fairly traded Nicaraguan coffee roasted in the Muskokas was sold, all proceeds of coffee sales were generously donated to the cause. My crew brought in food, and together we shared our stories. I had the great opportunity to catch up with friends from all parts of my journey, some of whom I hadn’t seen in years. It was truly a special night. I was aglow, feeling blessed and oh so grateful.
Together we raised $250 for Nicaragua. Did you know that if you become a fan of SchoolBOX on Facebook $2 is donated by an anonymous donor up until Christmas? $10 sends two children to school for a year. Despite hoping to raise more, when I did the math I realized 50 children can now go to school. What do you spend $10 on? I think of takeout which has now become a luxury. I’d much rather give the gift of education and go without.
I will be holding another event in the spring with different artists who also believe. I can’t wait to see what the Universe delivers! Stay tuned.