The Urgency and Hope

It’s been a pretty crazy week or so with the launch of the indiegogo campaign to raise money to print the book and build a well. It blows my mind how much money we have raise in the first week. How people have been following what is going on with this book, and also the excitement for people to have a book of their own. Its so exciting and makes all the work and time worth while. And to talk of the support, just wow!

Still, I do worry that we will not reach our goal and that no one will get the book. See if we don’t raise the $30,000 in the 40 days we have then the book won’t be printed and the well will not be built. Which scares and worries me. We have come so far, so many things have been over-come and now it comes down to these 40 days. Its as if just this one last time we (or really I) need to put all of my faith in this and hope and believe that good will come out of this and that we can overcome this large number that needs to be raised. Which comes to show that in these next 40 days I don’t have any real control over. Days where all I can do is write to you here, send out emails (which I have sent to Oprah, Ellen and a few other celebrities for support), and keep campaigning on social media for support. But at the end of the day it comes down to people supporting us and helping by telling this story, and even being a part of this story.

So with that, thank you for your support so far. I hope that you keep sharing Sarah’s and my story and that we can build a well together to help people get clean water.

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Happy Birthday, The Day has come.

Well my friends….We have set sail for the final chapter of the book. Today we launched our indiegogo page to sell the book and give 100% of the profit to charity water to build a well in Sarah’s name. Not only is the launch of the book, but it is also Sarah’s birthday today and what better way to celebrate then to release the book for sale and to start raising money to make a difference in the world.

It is a crazy feeling knowing that we are near the end, but also have set out to raise $30,000 to make a difference in the world. To be totally honest, I am so excited and scared. Scared because who knows the out come of this, also money and numbers scare me. But when fear is overcome great things can happen and that is what we are hoping for.

Still, it has been a crazy few weeks getting ready and ensuring all the details are all together. Last week we even shot a video to help tell the story of Sarah and this book. I am so blessed to have friends that I look up to as videographers that gave up two days to film and edit. Also so lucky that we have some amazing friends helping to support this project and promote it. And I am thankful for you all that have been following and supporting me along the way. So I am happy to tell you, fin will be here soon and the launch has been kicked off in the best way and I would love for you to go check out the indiegogo page and support or even just keep up with where we are in this project.

Thank you so much, and more exciting news will be coming soon…

 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-year-of-adventures-my-dear

Needing Help In These Exciting Times Of The Adventure.

It has been a crazy few days and almost some what unreal. Details have been coming together to launch the fundraising to print the book and build a well with Charity Water. So many things are coming into focus and now that has me so excited I some times can’t even sit still when I am thinking about it. Still on the other hand it scares me a bit. Because of the unknown. But we will just take it one thing at a time.

Still, before we kick off the campaign and start raising money for the well that we will build (which the kick off will be Nov. 22nd, which is also Sarah’s birthday.) I could use your help getting the word out that we will be kick off the fundraiser. Its real easy and only take a moment. Below is a link to a website, if you could please go there and click on the button that says support which will link to one of your social media and on the 22nd it will automatically post that day telling people about the book, and our goal of building a well. If you could do that it would help us start off on the right foot as we set out on the final leg of this adventure.

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/18935-a-year-of-adventures-my-dear?locale=en

It’s crazy to think that this project will soon be done, and that we have a real chance of building a well in memory of Sarah and that her final work will be printed. So thank you for your help and being a part of this. It will be some exciting months to come as we see how Fin will look.

Thank you.

No Good Thing Ever Dies.

Life has seemed odd having a printed version of the book in my home. It is also odd when you live in a new area, with new people in your life and they learn about your story. But in that oddness it is beautiful. Last night I was at the local Theater that shows older movies, where they were showing the movie “The Shawshank Redemption.” If you have not seen it, then you should. But its a movie about hope, when a man is stripped of everything he had and while in prison he does not lose his hope. Near the end of the movie the main character says this,

“hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies.”
And in that moment, I realized that line and or statement is so very true. It holds so much weight and understanding of what hope is. Some of the new people I have met out here and learned of Working Towards Fin, and A Year Of Adventure, My Dear asked and wondered how I am so positive, loving, easy going. How am I ok and its only been 2 years. And I just say, its hope.
I hope, we build a well to help people
I hope, this story of Sarah helps people
I hope, that people will enjoy her amazing work
And I hope, I will get to see her again one day.
It’s hope that keeps us from fall completely apart in our most darkest days. We may not know what we are hoping for at the time, but it shows up, because its good and no good thing ever dies. Like the will to make a difference in the world no matter how small it is.
So, I hope at the end of this month and starting in the next, that you will order this book so that all of the funds made by selling it can go to building a well to be clean water to people that can only hope for it. And I hope you will enjoy it. So keep checking in because we will be launching the site where you can be apart of this adventure and order a book.