On July 14, 2019, I turned 40.
Statistically speaking, it may be the middle of my lifespan,
so I celebrated with passion and purpose.
That’s why I raised $40,000 to give away in my 40th year of life.
On my 39th birthday, I was at the lowest point in my life. I felt so depressed and hopeless that I didn’t even care that I had made it another year around the sun. I was numb to any type of joy. It felt like everything I loved was being taken away from me and that I had been abandoned.
In that deep darkness, I needed to cling onto something that I knew was TRUE.
I have always wanted to give generously, but I had felt like I didn’t have the resources to do so. When I came to the end of myself, when I was longing for my own life to end, I realized that I still saw meaning in what others were doing.
I decided that NOW would be the WORST time in the world to do something so big -
but, if I hadn’t tried when I was in a “good” place in my life,
then why not try when i was at my worst?
By choosing to see the beauty in the world and doing everything in my power to support it, I was connecting to the best parts of myself. I was taking a huge risk, jumping into a monumental task - something BIGGER and BEYOND myself.
The best part is that NONE OF THIS IS ABOUT ME! Yes, it’s in honor of my 40th birthday, and yes, I’m the “spokesperson” for this awesome adventure. But at the end of the day, I GATHERED a COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DO GOOD.