Dare to Share Your Passion
This picture has been floating around the Internet a lot lately, both in my daily Pinterest feed and on some of my favourite blogs. While I think there are a few statements here that should probably not be taken as financial advice, the last three words stick out as what I believe should be the biggest and boldest statement of all.
One month ago, I dared to share my passion with all of you. After psyching myself out by telling myself I would never be able to fundraise $7,500 to go to the Bold Academy, I decided to take a chance and at least try. Within two days of publishing that post, you helped me reach 11% of my fundraising goal.
With your support, I realized I could never make my dream come true, if my family and friends were left in the dark. I wrote and published the most challenging post ever written for this blog and began to share my past, present, and future goals with the people closest to me (all of whom supported me in ways I could never have imagined).
Shortly after that, I shared some of the bigger picture thoughts behind my reason for wanting to go to the Bold Academy. More than anything else, that post is full of my greatest passions. And, as a result of having the courage to share them with you all, I am
happy excited ecstatic to tell you I’m now more than half of the way there.
As of Thursday, I am only $3,300 away from going to the Bold Academy. After a week full of events that had me questioning if this was the right time to go away for a month, I received an email about a brand sponsorship opportunity that would push me past the 50% mark in my fundraising goal. An email that showed me this is absolutely the right time for me to make a big move in my life.
I’m now 56% of the way there and am committed to fundraising the 44% I still need to make this dream come true. I could go on to say that any amount of financial support from you would help me get there, and that’s obviously true, but all I want to do is thank you for making the last month of my life a complete blur. And for proving to me that someone in the world is always listening.
I dare you to ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them.