Posts tagged ‘donating’

May 13, 2013

Snuz N Luz

To all of you budding entrepreneurs out there, I don’t know about you but when I don’t have a jobby job or a pretty darn good reason to get up, I don’t. And I wish and hope and plan for the very best outcomes for myself and at night dream of the fact that I could get up at 5am and go for a run. Then journal or meditate. Make myself a great homemade breakfast. Walk the dog. The list goes on. But you get my drift and you probably have your very own version of this.

So I have recently been using the idea of donating $50 to a bad charity when I don’t take some promised action. Well maybe not a “bad” one but one that supports things that I think are inconsistent with my personal life choices, pretty PC way to put it right? This is especially helpful in getting me to do the things that have been on my list for a while and never seem to happen, for whatever reason.

This week was the first time that I didn’t take the action, forgot to schedule it and time passed and actually had to donate to this place and I was not thrilled about it but I did it. And do you know what this organization wanted? It wanted my email address, phone number and mailing address. NO WAY was I forking that over so I made up a fake one. :/ I know I feel a little bad about it but OMG if my friends found out I was a supporter of this organization or if it got posted somewhere I would be so embarrassed. That is the last time I will donate. I am going to take the actions in the future.

Anyway, so Snuz N Luz is a clock that when you snooze it donates money for you and keeps a tally of how much you have donated. I mean what a great motivation to get out of bed! Thought I would share!

May 9, 2013

AGP – Kiva and Round the world trip

Okay all I took a step in the alternative graduate program and created an account on Kiva.org and donated money to support 3 different projects. These will also influence where I go on my trip around the world.

The first 3 so far are:

  • Aijan in Krygyzstan – She is a farmer raising cattle and other crops.
  • Leoniza in the Phillippines – She is a store owner.
  • Carolyne in Kenya – She sells souvenirs in Kenya.

As you can see I am developing a theme, women entrepreneurs. I know, a shocking thing for me to do. But it was easy to find people that I was passionate about supporting and I feel good about the money that I lent.

I talked to my husband about my plan to do an around the world trip and he was instantly on board. He wants to go, too. So as I do more research on that I will post it so we are all on the same page. But when I told him these three countries he was excited and unsure, which I think is the whole point of this trip. 🙂 I am viewing this particular around the world trip as an educational experience in entrepreneurship and life rather than a luxury vacation or really a vacation at all. I am sure we will sneak in plenty of time to relax, and maybe scuba dive somewhere exotic. The main purpose of the trip, though, will be educational in nature.