Today, I found out about a competition. I’ve never been a good competitor: I shy away from ego and self-promotion. Perhaps I need to start using the word ‘I’ more.
But this is different. This is what I have already decided to commit myself to. This is what I believe I have to do. And it means I have to ask for help.
#blogforgood is being run by the #bloodyripper teams at @Telstra_news and @CBMAustralia who are on the lookout for someone to travel to Tanzania for a week and write about the experience. You can see the amazing work that CBM do across the globe here.
For me, it would not be about the travel – goodness knows at 42 countries, I’ve done a lot of it. This is about following my purpose and writing about difference. I’ve got my hands dirty for change in the past, and it’s time to now make them black. The real grit of what happens when an organisation makes a difference. The courage. The reality. The stories… not about the hands reaching out… but the ones about what hands can create when wrists are turned.
I can write. I can sketch. I can photograph. I can interview. I am willing to go wherever is needed, not bathe, sleep on the floor and commit myself to seven days documenting everything I sense.
So for all of you that have travelled with me, experienced life with me, worked with me, been inspired by me, I’ve helped or simply like what I have to say… please add a comment here why you think I should #blogforgood.
If you tweet…I’m @youbloodyripper (follow me now… projects in the wings) and use the hashtag #blogforgood.
I’m on a mission.
To live a life of Purpose.
And I’m asking for help.
you bloody ripper!