Monday, February 21, 2011

Second Presentation and Thinking Day!

Hey Everyone,
I had my second presentation this weekend and it was okay I suppose. I really wanted it to go well, but the audience was less than favourable. It was presented on the morning of their sleepover after they were up until four in the morning, one of the leaders babies was crying, and the girls were laying on the floor in their sleeping bags. I thought that I could find some inspiration deep within them to want to make a difference in their world, but there was nothing. I felt kind of silly just talking about how much I enjoyed the Forum and how badly I wanted to change things and they just weren't having it. Maybe I effected them sub-consciously, that is what I can hope for right now and maybe I will try again later.

On a happier note tomorrow is World Thinking Day! I am excited to celebrate Guiding and Scouting around the world and I can't wait to proudly wear my uniform, (just like the Facebook event told me too...). Last week I was with my Sparks and we taught them about Thinking Day and Lord and Lady Baden Powell and they were so excited it was adorable and I felt like I really was making a difference. They are just beginning to learn about Guiding and it is kind of fun to see them learning about and getting involved in Guiding around the world. I need to get more involved in my projects because I feel like I am falling behind on my goals. For now on the Forum will take a high priority in my life and I will continue to work hard to accomplish my personal goals to accomplish the Millennium Development Goals.

That's all for now,

Friday, February 11, 2011

Just a quick update...

I know, I know it has been a few weeks, but honestly I haven’t had a whole lot to talk about. School has been pretty busy and I haven’t had a whole lot of time to work on YWWF stuff, but Reading Week is coming soon! I cannot wait to have a whole week off to relax and get caught up on stuff. A few exciting things have happened since the last time I wrote so I will share those with you now.
1) I am lined up for a total of THREE (!) presentations at a unit, area, and provincial level! My first one is coming up right away on February 20 and the other two are later on. On the 20th I will be speaking to a group of young women that I have known since they were little (Sparks, Brownies, Guides) and I was their Pathfinder leader a few years ago so I know them quite well. I am looking forward to talking to them because I feel like they will really listen to what I have to say and because I see them quite often I can help them if they want to start any projects of their own. 
2) A few days ago I got an email from Our World, the WAGGGS magazine, asking for me to do an interview about the Forum. I was really excited because that is a huge opportunity for me to get my message out on a global scale! I never thought that I would say that something I have done would go global!  I hope that I sound okay in the interview because it would pretty embarrassing to mess up in an international magazine…

Overall I am pleased with how I am doing so far (except for the gaps in between blog posts, but I will work on that.) Thanks for listening and happy February!
Until next time,