Sunday, August 21, 2011


I guess I am not doing a very good job of getting my blog out there so I am going to try something new. I have started a twitter account and I am hoping to get some more views that way and I will also put a counter at the bottom of my blog so I can see how many people visit. I am also considering launching a full on interactive website and maybe a facebook fanpage. Pippa seems to have been far more successful than me in the getting out there department, but she has also worked a lot harder than I have... we will see!
Thanks for listening to my grumblings.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Book Review: Change the World for Ten Bucks

Now I know what your thinking, a book review? This hasn't been done before. But I bought this book back in February of 2010 at the Vancouver Olympics and I haven't really looked at it since then. So much has changed since that time in my life and I have a new idea about what I want to do with my life.

This book is really quite interesting as it is not a typical book because it has action statements on each page and it is made specifically for Canadians. I really enjoy that there are little jokes and stories in it that are not typical of "change the world" books. The ideas in it are also really simple and easy to do like don't use plastic bags and spend time with someone from a different generation to learn new things and recycle your books. The things seem really easy to do and I like that. It makes it accessible to the masses and that is really important. It also goes with my philosophy that little things make a big difference. I would highly recommend it and I cannot wait to pass it along. :)  

I am just curious who actually reads this blog. If you do please let me know! Either comment on this post or send me an email at Thanks!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Today I went to the funeral for one of my really good friend's step mom and it really gave me some perspective. She battled with cancer for nineteen years and never lost hope or faith in her family, herself, or her goals and dreams. The people who gave the eulogies all talked about living each day to the fullest and never leaving things until tomorrow. It made me think that I am not working hard enough or fast enough on my projects. I am also working on figuring out what to do to make myself accesible and open to helping others with their own goals and dreams. I want to help people to make change and I know that the first thing to do is get myself together so I can help others have success. If that doesn't make sense I apologize... I have a lot of thoughts and feelings right now that are not translating into words properly.

I just want to end with a quick thought that was shared at the funeral: Don't live like you are dying, live like you are living. That is what I will do for the rest of my life and I hope that this idea will inspire me to make time for my MDG work and other Guiding committments.