As you are reading this there is only seven more hours till we ring in the New Year. And there is only thirty-four hours left of our Indiegogo campaign to raise money to print the book and build a well with Charity Water ends. It interesting how these two things have lined up; One being we start a new year filled with fresh starts and more changes in our everyday life, and second our project will come to a close with Indiegogo. It is interesting how time plays out. How so many things revolve around time; how our lives have a rhythm with it, and how time can give so much meaning to things and how we wear a watch to tell us what time it is so that we know where we should be and when things are scheduled to happen. Oddly, I wear a watch but not to tell me what time it is, but to remind me that time has not stopped for anyone and won’t move backwards for nobody, only forwards with it perfect rhythm.
But with New Years and time comes questions of what does the future hold for us, for me, and for this book. What will happen when time runs out on the clock and we will be so far from our goal? What will tomorrow look like when we start a new year? And what will happen to everything we have been fighting for when this year ends? A lot of these questions we will keep asking every year and some we will find answers to someday. But what I can tell you about the book is that we will let the time run out on our campaign. Who knows what can still happen. So many amazing things happen in the last few seconds of something big, so it may just happen for us. But if not we will figure it out, like we always do.
During my time home we talked about what will happen to A Year Of Adventure, My Dear. What we could do, what we are willing to do, and what could be best. We talk about what it would look like to just put it up online and if someone really wants one they can buy one and there would be no profit to be made or well to be built. Still while I was home, I had the chance to hang out with someone I truly look up to and hold in high regard. He is a smart man that has never steered me wrong, and while we were sitting at one of my favorite restaurants, he said that he thinks that this is not over yet, that there is still much more left to this story and Sarah’s work is to good to just stop here. And truthfully I think he is right. I think we have come to far to not try something else and see if we can get published, or a large platform to help get Sarah’s last work out there.
So before we make any final decisions on what we will do, and before Fin is written I think 2015 will be the year were we find the perfect ending to this long story. Thanks you for reading, for hoping, and supporting.
Happy New Year My Dear Friends
It been a while since I have written. Mostly because of the the business that the Christmas season brings and mainly because I don’t know what to say. I have had so many thoughts on what has been going on with the project. With where we are, where I want to be, and what the reality could be in only 12 days left. I started feeling the air being let out of my sails, things to slow down, and a drift lately. I normally don’t go back and read what I write on this site. Once I hit publish I let it go and don’t come back to it. Still I found myself looking through what I had written. It’s a good reminder of how far this all has come, still I have learned that I hate re-reading my writing, but that a different talk on its own.
The reality now is that we have 12 days left and only $6,845 of the $30,000 we need. I want to stay positive. I want to put my hope in that some how we will get there. That by some miracle, we will reach a number that at this moment seems so far away. It’s like that movie seen when the Door is closing and the hero is running towards it to get away from whoever is chasing him and it looks as if he is not going to make it, but by some amazing feat he barely makes it and the door closes and he takes a deep breath aver getting through. Thats what I am hoping for. I am hoping that we are running to our goal and right as it comes to a close we will reach that goal and we will take a deep breath and know that we made it,
we made it.
Still it kills me that these past two years comes down to these 30 days and now I only have 12 of them left. 30 days, thats what it comes down to. If you really think of it; all of the work that has been done, all the long days and nights, traveling, and the emotional ups and downs for two years come down to these 30 days. These numbers of money and books that need to be sold. Still, if I have learned anything, one of the lessons I have learned in life is that you have to hold on to hope as long as you can. So it looks as if that is what I will have to do. Hold on to the hope that we can do this! Still thank you for your support, love, and being such a large part of this story.
Ok, so here is the reality. I found myself getting all teared up while looking at all the names of people that have donated to this book and well. Names I don’t even know, people I have never met and it make me so thankful. It makes me see that we can make a difference in the wold, we can make something so tragic and horrible into something that can make some senses and good in this world. It just makes me just think how lucky I am that we have made it this far. But I hope that we can go much further so that we can reach this goal of $30,000. Which seems like a lot, but really we only need to sell 1,000 book. ONLY 1,000 books. Which does not seem that bad. But we are not there yet, which seems like we will never make it there. Like a long road trip and all you can do is ask the question, “are we there yet.”
I am even going to be even more honest with you. This campaign keeps me up at night with thoughts of what else can we do for support, who have I not connected with that could and will help, what will happen if we don’t reach the $30,000, and what will I say to everyone one if we don’t get there. Its these things scare me. These things that keep me up, because I so badly want to reach this goal and for Sarah’s last work to be seen, to build a well that gives life just as Sarah did to her friends and family. I want this so badly. But on the other hand I have been thinking when we do get to this goal, what will life be like when its all said and done. What will fin look like, and what will I say for one final post. There is only two ways these will end and its time to think about how it will go.
So if I can ask again, please help us. I hope that it will end with a post called fin, a book in your hand, and a well that gives clean water to people in need. So please help spread the word, help by getting a book or donating something to this cause and lets make something beautiful when so many of us have see some really ugly sides of life because of this tragedy. Lets make this story have a beautiful ending.