I’m off to India because I’m young and foolish enough to truly believe that I can make a difference. Yes, I realize somebody just got raped there. And, no, not every Indian man is a rapist.
Watch this video to hear my heart on why I’m going (and to see the cool stuff I got from Do Something). Enjoy! xo
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#1. Do Something
The other day, I was on major stalker mode online. I was just going from website to website (I don’t know what I was procrastinating on). Eventually, I came upon an amazing jewel called Do Something.
Apparently, alot of you already know about do something and nobody told me about it! Anyway, after I found their website, I would not stop tweeting about them.
I talked about them and talked about them until Liz at Do Something contacted me and sent me the amazing t-shirt i’m wearing in the picture.
It’s pretty cool.
If you’re a young person that is really interested in doing something to make a difference, you should check out Do Something. It’s a really nice organization and apparently, the people there are nice too.
Just wanted to share that with you just in case you’re like me and you’re late to the party!
#2. MAD – Make a Difference Bracelet
The second thing I wanted to show you is this amazing bracelet that says “Go MAD”. For those of you that have been following this blog for a while, you know what Go MAD means. Go MAD means “Go Make a Difference”.
This bracelet is going with me to India. I will be wearing it every single day while I’m out there. Why? Because I don’t want to forget why I’m making the trip in the first place.
Why Go to India?
I am going to India because I want to do something to help orphans. I want to go Make a Difference for orphans. I don’t think I’m going to change the world in one trip. I don’t think I’m going to “save” orphans in one trip.
But I do think I can go to the orphanage that I’m interested in helping. I can get to meet the kids. I can learn their stories. I can record videos of them.
I can bring that information back to the US and share it with people. I can share it with people that have the power and potential to help these kids.
That’s what this trip is about for me.
It’s about going to get myself educated. It’s about going to meet the kids that I want to help. It’s about learning their stories. It’s about knowing what they’re doing. And it’s about documenting my experience so that I can come back and share it with you.
A Funny Thing Happened Though
I was on the phone with Mary, my host in India, and she said to me
you know, the room we have for you doesn’t have air conditioning and it’s just going to have a little fan on the ceiling but it does have windows.
I knew she was saying it out of genuine concern for me but I couldn’t help but chuckle. I’m from Nigeria. Been there, done that. I didn’t have airconditioning growing up. I think I can handle a few days of Indian heat : )
Anyway, I will be documenting my entire experience so make sure you subscribe. I will also be seeing the Taj Mahal so that’s exciting.
The best way to subscribe is via email right here on the blog. People that subscribe via email get special treatment from me (i’m just saying).
If you don’t want to subscribe on my website, you can subscribe on YouTube as well — that’s fine.
I will be giving away 5 of the gorgeous GO MAD bracelets I showed you earlier. If you would like a bracelet of your own so that you can stay focused on making a difference, I’d be happy to give you one.
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Just make sure you tag @BetaMotivation when you share so that I know that you’ve shared it. Cheers!