Thursday, April 19, 2012
Yesterday was my first day of relaunching this blog and today, one of my friends told me I inspired her to get an idea of hers off of the ground. When she told me that, I was humbled. That conversation took me back to last August. I had made it to Philadelphia. I was introducing myself to people and trying to network and almost every time my name left my or someone else's lips, this blog or fundraising tweets were mentioned. An introvert by nature, the attention took me aback but I still appreciated the love. These people let me know that I didn't do all of this in vain. My friend's kind words conjured up similar feelings. She reminded me why I am doing this again.
I've went into these fundraisers knowing there is a chance I wouldn't be able to make it to the convention. I made it to Philadelphia but that doesn't mean I will make it to New Orleans. However, even if I don't make it, I know that I will still gain something from this experience. If my fundraising and blogging inspires someone to take a chance at a goal, then I know that I have accomplished something. Knowing that I have inspired other people inspires me. That is just as valuable, if not more, than the trips themselves.