“You’ll never know the impact you can make if you’re unwilling to get out there and exercise your voice.” #StuffRareSays
“There is nothing quite like coming out of my usual beginning of the year, three month tunnel of darkness like the spring of life into summer.”
Even though I didn’t win the election, I WAS and STILL AM on a mission.
The success of my mission has not ever been dependent on winning.
I stayed involved.
It was an amazing summer.
Not because it was filled with lots of relaxation and awesome vacations.
Because I got to take part in helping various organizations, strive hard to make a difference.
Within and outside the community.
I’d never seen the power in numbers come into play until I took part in witnessing the large numbers of people coming together in protest over REAL causes and concerns involving the greater good of…
It was through this time that I’d spoke with, impressed with my viewpoint, and shook hands with…
A gentleman who I’d had no clue would soon take part in a decision making process for OUR school.
A five minute conversation, a question asked, and a revelation made.
“Given the right opportunity anything can be achieved.” #StuffRareSays
These events led up to that day….
The impact: I walked into a decision making boardroom, and waited in anticipation. Loads of people started piling in. So many, that a second room was needed for people waiting to speak. After standing by and listening to forty seven plus people speak their peace, on how natural gas and fossil fuels are destroying the earth and the people on it, in hopes their stance would be taken into consideration, we were hoarded out so the commissioners could decide.
Afterwards, we spoke personally with one of the land commissioners about it more. We did not see or hear of the immediate results but as the days passed, the impact was made clear.
We’d made our difference.
It was during this six week adventure that my eyes began to open more. I started to see who stood by me and who stood apart from me.
From family members, friends, relationships, and much more.
Certain friends showed their true colors as frenemies, family members “Disowned” me, my haters surfaced, people I’d normally enjoyed speaking with had changed towards me, and I no longer knew who I could trust.
My inner circle got tighter, other family members became advisers, my good friends became strong allies and I made tons of strong connections who also became allies.
On an important note…
I laid down important ground work for the future, and continue to make an impact where impact is needed.
With or without anyone by my side.
Is it fun to be treated differently? Meh…. I’m unique for a reason.
Does it bother me to have haters? Nah…
I came to the revelation long ago that, “If you ain’t got no haters you ain’t poppn’”
In case any of you need to hear it?
Let your haters be your motivators!!
Trust me when I say,
“It’s not about what time you show up for action but rather that you are there.” #StuffRaresays
Let us hope that statement doesn’t fall upon blind eyes and deaf ears.
I’m aware that I cannot please everyone and truthfully that is NOT what I’m here for. I’m here to remind us all just how important we all are. For ourselves, for each other, and TOGETHER.
Simply making sense of this journey we ALL call life.
After all that work was said and done, our strong group of people decided to continue moving forward. Creating amazing and new opportunities for me.
I took it on…..
“I suppose as the years pass the tunnel isn’t so dark anymore. Even though the loss is great, and still heart wrenching, the sting not so prominent.” #StuffRareSays
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