I have been “watching” our Kickstarter campaign by logging in many times a day to see where we are with the fundraising. I’ve been getting excited, nervous, worried, giddy and more over these past few days! The array of emotions is overwhelming. Have you ever wanted to do something so badly that you are almost sick over it? Surely you have! That’s how I felt about this…and I can only begin to imagine how Hilary feels, as this was her brainchild. This has been a true labor of love on her part (and hopefully all the contributors as well).
To say that I’m excited that one day I will have something I’ve written in a published book is an understatement. But, I would be lying if I didn’t say I was nervous too. What if people don’t like what I wrote? On my blog I don’t worry about it – I mean, it’s free content and if you like it “fine” and if you don’t “fine.” It’s not like somewhere on Amazon people are critiquing my blog posts. We are selling a book here, people! There will be reviews! I honestly don’t know what to think now.
I am beyond proud of what everyone has done. Take a moment some time and sit down and try to write about what you’ve learned during your lifetime. It’s not easy. I feel like there is even so much more I could have said, but the words were not coming to me. Maybe if I just wrote a bulleted list I could come up with some more things, but to flawlessly write it in paragraph form – it just wasn’t coming. I do hope I’ve written enough to give some younger people a feeling for what they can accomplish in their life and how to overcome obstacles to get there.
I am honored to be a part of this, and I am humbled to know that some of the young people from Makomborero who this book will be supporting took money, that they couldn’t afford to spend, and donated to this campaign because they believe in what we are doing. Being able to give back to them for their selfless act is an amazing feeling.
Please help us to continue raising funds…we have just under 5 days left. Anything additional will be put to good use and will continue to help us give back to Makomborero!