Friday, May 15, 2009

I dare you to move.

I'm so pumped.

I met a really cool girl last night that was part of the Invisible Children Rescue event that happened a couple weeks ago and we ended up talking at length about her adventures. I was completely sucked in and immediately wanted to find out how I could get more involved. Since my heart's desire is to work in a human traffiking non-profit, I am eager to eat up as much experience as possible within that realm.

I have decided that sometimes in life it's ok to live a bit recklessly. I generally play it safe even when my heart is screaming to live with tons of passion-driven zeal for the things I believe in. I knew I would unleash myself at some point, I just didn't know how it would manifest itself. I think I have found the perfect outlet.

Towards the end of June there is a political rally in Washington DC with Invisible Children. They are taking their cause to Capitol Hill in order to make their voices heard by the very people who can do things to solve the problem of this ugly and despicable war happening in Uganda as we speak. I want to be an active part of history, a player in the intense battle for freedom around the world. I have decided to embark on an adventure to Washington DC...alone. It doesn't matter whether or not I know anyone going, the point will be to unite with a group of like-minded individuals fighting side by side for the same cause. I'm sure I will meet some amazing people along the way...but until then I am planning on hopping a plane with merely a backpack and sleeping bag in tow and getting lost in the hustle and bustle of our nation's capitol...just me, a camera, and a loose game plan. I am beyond excited.

It's time I take responsibility for the passion I have in my heart and stop making excuses by letting life get in the way. There will always be other obligations, jobs, money issues, blah blah's never what am I waiting for? Now is the time in my life when I am most mobile; I am single, young, healthy, and ready for some adventure in my conquest to make my mark on our incredible planet within the span of my short life. So, here it goes.

Find out more about the Invisible Children event: How It Ends.

Feel inclined to join in the fight? Talk to me. Talk to someone. Visit the Invisible Children website. On Facebook? Find out more here.


  1. yay! good for you! Sara (Barnes) and Wes Thomson will be there too. I'm glad you are getting involved with IC!

  2. Preface: This comment is more of an email/comment than a postable comment, but since I obviously don't have your email address, it's the only way I could send you the message. I hope that's not too weird. I just really enjoyed this post and had some thoughts/ideas/tips/information that I thought you might appreciate and hoped would be helpful. Anyway, on to the good stuff...

    Sometimes living with reckless abandon brings about the most surprising and amazing changes to our lives. Traveling alone is one of the greatest experiences you'll ever have, and doing it for a political/ethical cause makes it even that much more exciting. I think it's awesome that you're taking your life by the reins and making a statement for a cause that you're passionate about. Invisible Children is a much needed foundation that is in need of more support and exposure. I really wish I could say that I'll see you in DC, but alas that trip is not in my future.

    On a random but completely contextual side note... my church (Rock Harbor) sends missionary teams to Uganda a few times a year. I don't know if it's something you are interested in at all, but I just wanted to throw it out there. As passionate as you seem to be about Invisible Children and Uganda, I couldn't not say anything. I think you should go. Then again, I don't really know you at all, but judging from your blog... I think you should go.

    Ps. Thanks for the comment on my blog... it appears you are clever, creative AND cute... that can make for quite a deadly combination.

  3. Oh, and if you want to get more information about my church or have any other questions about Uganda, you can email me if you'd like...

    I just realized you also had no way to get a hold of me other than through my blog. Hope you're having a fantastic day!