Random Acts of Kindness Roadtrip!
Overview & Back Story:
I turned in my six month notice to my boss in March (I've never been great at surprises). I, until October, am currently employed as an Event Manager, working with non-profit and social events. However, I realized that even though I was producing successful events, the passion of event planning was no longer present. I loved the non-profit scope of things and meeting amazing and inspiring individuals, but I am certain that I will be able to help those in need in many other ways and not just by creating events.
I also realized that I have led a pretty sheltered life. So, I have been saving every penny I receive and am saving up to go on a road trip with my boyfriend, Dan, in the months of November and December, 2013. We are living frugally, camping out and making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as much as possible, and are planning on completing the following route by December 20th... Mexico is a wildcard.
Here's Where You Come In:
While I was brainstorming other ways that I could still assist those in need, Random Acts of Kindess, aka "RAK"-ing became increasingly more and more popular (which is awesome. So so awesome.)
... I almost threw in a "RAK"-ing my brain pun here, but I resisted(Kind of).
I became involved in "RAK"-ing in my own community by doing simple things like paying a stranger's parking ticket or paying for a fellow bar-goer's beer before I left the taproom.... but I realized that I could do a lot more and spread joy throughout the entire USA...or at least to the states that I pass through in the map above. Performing acts of kindness has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember- I was brought up to understand that being nice to others is not something that I should have to force, but rather that it should come naturally.
Therefore, I want to commit Random Acts of Kindness all throughout my road trip and I want them to be meaningful. I plan on getting to know individuals in each place I stop, finding a group/ individual/ community/family etc. that deserves a pick-me-up and then making their day. Whether it be helping to pay for a child's daycare that day, putting some money towards a dog's surgery, or even just purchasing dance lessons for someone who would never buy them for themselves, but has always wanted to try.
I want to show the nation the impact that RAKing can have for in a big way, but I need your help.
So, I am asking my friends, family, strangers, anyone who doesn't fall into those categories to sponsor my road trip by donating to my gofundme page. Every last penny of which will be spent on Random Acts of Kindness. None of the donations will go towards any other part of my road trip, which will all be funded by my own personal savings. Whether you are able to donate $1.00 or $100.00, you are helping to make an impact!
Oh, & I'll Blog About It:
As you can see, my logo has been updated to a new blog title: The Blonde Goes
Brrr Everywhere. This logo
will remain for the duration of my road trip. While roadtripping, I will update
the blog at least three times a week with stories of my travels, photos, and
the Random Acts of Kindess I commit. I promise to keep the blog posts
interesting and as detailed as possible -- I want to share every encounter I
have with you all and show you the wonderful things that you are helping to
I would be overjoyed if you would consider donating to my RAK-road trip, "The Blonde Goes
Brrr! Everywhere." I really think that this is a perfect fit for
this road trip and that it embodies everything I stand for: improving the lives
of others, but still encouraging creativity and a really good time.
You can donate right here