There are many thing I probably *should* be blogging about right now (like going to Africa in 8 days, how my writing challenge went, how much I love my bike…), but this one is calling to me to be shared. So here I am sharing my four favourite quotes.
The first is this, by Staceyann Chin:
I am more than the sum of my fractured identities; altogether I am an army.
I love this one because it reminds me that no matter how many different directions I’m being pulled in (home/work – uni – family – all my various hobbies – etc) when I pull myself together I am a force to be reckoned with. It’s also a good reminder to pull myself together every now and again and just concentrate on being awesome!
The next one is from Goddess Leonie:
Life. Pretty much the best thing ever.
I don’t think I need to elaborate much on this one, life is pretty much the best thing ever, but it’s nice to be reminded. I’ve written it on a piece of spotty paper and tacked it above my computer so I can see it every day!
Here’s one about bikes by Grant Peterson:
Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.
It basically sums up my attitude towards bikes at the moment! I love my bike, and I love riding it places, but I think the fact that I find it beautiful and want to show it off makes me love it more. I’ll have to take a good photo of her to show you soon- she’s a blue Dutch utility bike and I’m thinking of buying pink or green tires, just for fun!
And finally (tooting my own horn here) a quote by me:
What do you have, and how can you use it to change the world?
I came up with this little question back in 2009 when I was fundraising for my first trip to Uganda. I was basically trying to think of what talents I had and how I could translate those talents into fundraising skills. This line stuck with me and I now use it on this website and on the bottom of all my emails. I’d love it if you left a comment and told me what you have and how you are using it to change the world!
PS. I really should mention a little something more about my trip to Uganda this year (in 8 days no less!). I’m travelling with Mission Watoto Australia (Website, Twitter, Facebook), we’re going with two teams this year and will be building two classrooms for vocational training in the Watoto Childcare Ministries village of Suubi 2. As the youngest member of Mission Watoto, I’ve been their “It guru” for the last 3 years, and have for the third year running taken on the title of “Ms. Blog” by setting up the team blog. If you want to read about my adventure in Uganda in 2011, please pop on over to the blog and sign yourself up for a subscription!