As Thanksgiving approaches and I sit listening to the sounds of the Trans Siberian Orchestra's "Carol of the Bells" penetrate my soul, I am inspired to take pause and reflect on where my journey has brought me. Life has been a crazy adventure with lots of twists and turns that have brought me to where I am today. With sadness comes joy, with downs there are ups and adversity opens the door for opportunity.
I am honored and fulfilled to have a career in grant writing. It allows me the opportunity to collaborate with amazing nonprofit organizations that are making an impact every day in our communities. These organizations influence people of all ages, cultures, incomes and from all walks of life. They are educational organizations dedicated to cultivating a sense of inquiry and encouraging a sense of curiosity in students; animal welfare organizations making an immense difference in the quality of life of vulnerable animals, and health support organizations that provide a healing community for patients that may be dealing with a devastating diagnosis. These organizations are vital to our communities. They are dedicated and work tirelessly to bring about hope and positive change. Today I am grateful. I am grateful for those who dedicate their lives to make an impact, to make society a better place, and are driven to make a difference.