The thing that’s keeping me going through this journey is without a doubt passion. I AM passionate about fufilling my need for soulful work. Someone who came into my life for a breif period of time was infatuated with the word passion. He wanted so badly to follow his passion, and for him, that manifested itself in a wicked cool business. For me, the end result is undetermined, but I’m okay with the mystery that holds.
One thing that I know that I am for sure passionate about is contributing to the community. So far, I contribute in a monetary way – 25 percent of all my earnings from this journey go towards a good cause. But now, I’m going to add time to the of way I contribute:
A few years back now, my Oma (grandma) was diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortnately, I’m sure a great deal of you can relate with the instability and fear thoe two words can evoke. Having already lost my Opa (grandfather) to lung cancer, we certainly found ourselves treading in uncomfortable waters again. I am deeply grateful to announce that she survived and is happy and healthy! However, I know that many people out there are still stranded in the unfamiliar territory, clinging to what they can to make it through the day. Let’s offer a hand to them and help them emerge from the deep waters.
The CIBC Run for the Cure is a 1-5 km run/walk to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. My Aunt is walking for my Oma, and I decided to be a part of the day as well. The cool thing is that I decided to make this a part of my career experiment. I parused the website for volunteer positions available, and stumbled upon the perfect one for me. You are readin’ the Team Photo Assistant’s words right now. It’s kinda really neat cause I get to help the official photographer of the event take pictures of all the teams. My job is to basically 1. entertain the teams that are antsy and waiting for their picture and 2. help the photographer et up the shot. I thought this a good opportunity to talk to the photographer and get a feel for what s/he does in a day.
Please come out and either run/walk or volunteer with me for a day! If you’re interested, the Run for the Cure website is linked above, or you can email me and I’ll get you the information you need to volunteer.