Being unemployed gives one plenty of time to think. Time to think about work. Time to think about life. Time to think about the big picture, as they say. And I’ve been thinking.
There are things I’d like to do at some point. Lots of traveling, duhh. Side note: visiting BOSTON in April! But there are also goals that some would consider lofty. I don’t. Not out of arrogance, but because I know me. I know what happens when I push myself. I know what happens when I challenge myself. I know the only limits that’ll be placed upon me are those I’ll place upon myself. Which is why I don’t limit myself in anything.
But let me get back to the point here. I’ve known for quite some time now that I plan on pursuing public office later in life. I don’t think for a second it’ll be easy or simple, heck, I think it’d be the most difficult thing I ever pursue. But I can’t tell you how strongly I feel about this. I may never become an elected official, but there will come a time in which my name is on the ballot. Because I won’t accept that it’s too hard.
Do you believe that I’ve said all this and I haven’t reached the point of this post yet? Ha!
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about causes and issues I want to tackle. I mean, I’m about to turn 25. And boy, there are many. But that whole unemployment thing is quite limiting. So I’ve been thinking more than I’ve been doing. I’ve decided to start a nonprofit organization to promote literacy. Again, there’s no timeframe for this. But some people gain satisfaction from money or material possessions, but me? I’d love nothing more than to go to work each day with a small group of people promoting literacy.
I know what you’re thinking. Why not volunteer for an organization or work for one? I could. I’m not taking that off the table. I’ll just have to see what happens.
My message to you is this: I know some of the things I’m going to fight for and support throughout my life, and I imagine more will come into focus along the way. The causes and issues you care about are guaranteed to be different from mine. And that’s great! Because there’s no shortage of incredible causes around the world. Find what you’re passionate about and do something about it. So many people think it’s only about money. It isn’t. Maybe volunteer in your city. Maybe share the link to an ongoing fundraiser. Maybe use your blog to talk about an organization you’re involved with.
Now tell me about just one cause or organization you’re really passionate about. You know one of mine is literacy. I’ll share another. Hunger. My brother will tell you how much I HATE seeing people just throw away food. Now tell me what you’re passionate about!