Every week I receive People magazine. And every week I read about people (ha!) that do amazing things to help the world. I read about ambassadors and spokespeople and volunteers. I read about charities, causes, and organizations that try to make a difference.
And every week I think to myself that I am going to start doing more.
Ok, but how? Most of these causes and charities want donations – understandably so – but as you can probably guess, a job in museum education means I’m not exactly bringin’ home the bacon. I donate what I can, and I know every little bit helps, but we don’t need to talk about how little those bits coming from me are. There’s volunteering, of course. And I do volunteer once to twice a week with an incredible education non-profit, 826LA, which helps K-12 students with their writing skills.
But I want to do more. I want to be an ambassador. Yep. Okay fine, one step at a time. So the question becomes: what is my first step?
This week, it finally dawned on me that I have an outlet for causes I care about. I have a blog. Duh. And I decided to add another dimension to The Realist Adjusts the Sails. This blog will continue to chronicle my exciting adventures on bikes, hikes (with dogs), books, crafts (when I get to them), and travels. But I also want to dedicate space here to the two causes I am particularly committed to: wildlife protection and education.
And that is why I have added a new page to the site. Check it out because I will be posting the different initiatives I am involved with on that page. I will include links to the petitions I have signed, the letters I have sent to various government officials, and special events in which I participate.
I will also be rambling about these causes more frequently here.
Ramblings that will be caused in part by my recent joining of Causes, a social media site for … yeah, you got it. No need to spell it out here. I am excited to stay more in tune with the causes I care so much about, and to share those causes with anyone and everyone. I look forward to supporting these initiatives and the amazing work that organizations and charities dedicated to them are doing.
And then maybe one day, hopefully, I will become an ambassador.