It's been an incredibly emotional, exciting, and anxious couple weeks. I’ve thought about this moment for a long time – it feels weird to be writing about it actually happening.
I launched my crowdfunding campaign two weeks ago and I’ve raised $14,180 from 46 different people.
I’ve been overwhelmed by the support – from people in all different areas of my life – the constant stream of encouragement has filled me with appreciation, gratitude, and conviction. I’ve been incredibly blessed to have such amazing people in my life – people that have inspired me, shaped my perspective of the world, and encouraged me to be my true self.
It’s taken me a lot of courage to put myself out there in this way, the fear of failure is really scary. Asking for money is hard and uncomfortable for me. Asking for money from friends is a different kind of hard and uncomfortable. It’s a high risk / high reward proposition – and I’ve been rewarded in a big way -- with every encouraging word, contribution, and connection – it’s made me believe.
I’m hoping to keep the momentum going – and it’s my goal to hit $17,000 this week. Every contribution lights up my day and gets me closer to this dream. To everyone that has already contributed – thank you so much.
I love you all.
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