There's been so much going on, that I don't know where to start...seriously.
I was planning on blogging on all the volunteer work I've been doing for the Obama campaign here in Raleigh (which has been nothing but fun, amazing, and rewarding!) over the past couple of weeks. But, instead I think I'll focus on a project that is fresh on my mind after a meeting.
A few months ago, a small group of friends came together to create a new organization called the beehive collective. The group is made up of primarily young women, who will be organizing fun projects together in Raleigh by polling our collective talents and resources to raise meaningful amounts of money for the causes we care about. Tonight we had a small meeting of some of our Board and founding members to plan our first kick-off event (to be held on May 1, 7-10pm at White Collar Crime). And, before we got deep into planning, we were asked what about this organization gets you excited. And, what I heard as folks went around the room was inspiring.
*getting young people involved in philanthropy
*building a better community for downtown Raleigh
*having the chance to do good while hanging out with friends
*the opportunity to party and rasie money at the same time!
*lifting up women's issues
But, I think what gets me most excited, is that the beehive collective is already accomplishing it's mission of pollinating community giving and inspiring young women to lead, and we haven't even had our first big event yet (set for May 1, 7-10pm at White Collar Crime)!
It seems a lot of my life has been filled with these kind of moments lately - moments that are inspiring and moving. Moments that took quite a bit of work and patience to get there, but inspire that more be done to achieve even greater results. And, because of all the work that's been going on, I feel like I should be exhausted. However, I'm actually wishing I could extend my day so that I could go out and do more. I just hope this feeling sticks around.
So, what's been inspiring you lately?