I love my work. I really love most aspects of it. Some of it’s challenging. I’m just learning how to raise money and awareness, but when the fundraising/difference making thing works, I can feel the quiver of joy happen. But the ritual stuff. ah. I love it. Even in middle of my most focused work when celebrating, I’m aware of the rightness of what I’m doing. This? is what Tiggers do. No question.
I’m privileged, I know that. Not everyone gets that opportunity. But I’ve taken a lot of risks to be able to do that. Compromised my financial present and future to be able to do what matters to me. Not everyone is built for that kind of risk taking and not everyone can live life on the edge comfortably.
But I’m not moving back. I don’t do it for the thrill, as much as I love it, I do it because it makes a difference. Celebrating life and trying to give people a better shot at it matter. And the thrill is a pretty big bonus. I don’t know what else I’d do, or how else I’d live my life, but I know I’m making a difference, even if it’s only a little one… or a big one in a small number of people’s lives.
I wish that for you. I wish you to look forward and backward in your life, thrilling both to possibilities and accomplishments. Live your life large, whatever that means. As far as we know, whatever we hope, we only get one shot at it. So why waste what we’ve got. Let’s set our hearts on Peace and thrill to its possibilities. Because we can. And with Peace and thrilling, if we can, we probably should. And I think Love makes both the thrilling and the Peace possible.