Wednesday, April 6, 2011

semi-wordless wednesday


Today I am linking up with Flip Flops and Pearls for Semi-Wordless Wednesday.... hmm

Quite ironic because I am literally wordless today. I don't have any inspiration to write or anything to say. If you know me in-real-life then you know this is extremely uncommon. We're talking about the girl who would talk to a brick wall if she thought it might talk back, or even listen. 

Okay, I lied… I have one word for you. Passion.

It’s a 7 letter word defined by as “any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling.” Have you ever felt it? It’s pretty over whelming. I am a pretty passionate person when it comes to a lot of things, or maybe just dramatic. One thing I know for sure I am passionate about is what I want to do with my life, degree and career path.

Some of you know I want a career in the nonprofit sector. When I say want I really mean need. You know, I need it to make me whole and make me into the person I am suppose to be. Day in and out I don’t want to be one sitting at a desk, pushing papers and crunching numbers. I want to be the one of those out there helping, motivating and making a difference in the lives of others. This people person wants to get out there and help each and every one of you or impact your life in some way; whether it’s through the community, education, awareness or youth.

I am pretty sure it’s what I am meant to do (that and write a few books along the way). There is a pretty bad rep when it comes to public relations (my profession of choice). You know you’ve heard it… spin {shudder}.  I feel really strongly about using my skills and knowledge to help others, not hurt them. I want to show the truth, advocate for something I believe in and tell the world what’s up!

Some of you know I interned with Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama and I am now interning part-time with Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida. My undying girl-scout-love not only stems from my work with them or that my mom worked for them but my own first hand experiences. I know what it takes to live up to their mission: "to build young women of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place." Here I am nearly 17 years after my first Brownie meeting, an educated woman of courage, confidence and character... and yes, trying to make the world a better place. They cater to every girl, every where. It's not all about the cookies. Those cookies are awesome though.  You know that box of cookies you bought from the little girl down the street or the brownie troop posted outside of Wal-Mart every weekend? That box of cookies teaches a young girl about financial literacy. Take a bite out of that next time you put a Thin Mint in your mouth.

In school they taught us public relations was all about the people. Imagine that. Using my communication skills in nonprofits would allow me to STAND UP and give all women, men, children, elderly, ill, broken, forgotten, neglected, abused, helpless, innocent and addicted a voice. Given said stereotype when it comes to pr, it frustrates me to no end for people like me. People who want to share the good doings of the world or reach out for help to make good things happen.

I know I am not going to single-handedly take on a super hero role and fix everything that’s bad or wrong with the world. Don’t even want to do that… I just want to be true to who I am and love what I do.  I guess you could call me a humanitarian.  I’ll take it.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

I really hope you get a job with the GS. It would be so cool. We could be like Girl Scout cousins! Haha. :) I really love workign for them so far. I love the message they have for girls.

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