Education

Two reasons for this title today, friends.

One: The March challenge of the week is to sponsor a girl so that she may receive an education. Whatever this means to you.

You might begin sponsoring a child through a nonprofit and monthly financial donations.

You might begin tutoring or mentoring.

You might take some extra time to help your own children or nieces or whoever with their homework and life questions.

You might do something to advance your own education.

You might purchase products from companies that support girls and women across the world. One example that recently had a kickstarter I am SO pumped for is called Khana Panties. It’s period underwear in a “you buy one, they give one” fashion. You can read it on their site, but essentially: girls in some countries do not have access to menstrual care and have to stay home from school. With menstrual care like period underwear, they can go to school. (ps- Production also takes place in the country receiving the underwear, so it also stimulates the local economy.)

I’ve love to hear more ideas on this too because it’s a pretty broad idea.

Here’s the second reason for the title:

Educating yourself can be overwhelming and here I sit, overwhelmed.

I’ve been trying to keep up with trending news, potential candidates for the next presidential election, beekeeping, fiction writing, balcony gardening and a set of tests I have to pass for my new job over the next several months.

I say this because I think it’s important to remember we aren’t superheroes and breaks are okay. This month of supporting women is a really important month and it’s something I care very much about, but I am going to admit that other things have taken precedence. Even just taking a rest during my lunch break and watching an episode of The Office as opposed to doing any of those educational things mentioned above.

It’s also easy to feel like no difference is being made. At least for me, tangible results are something I feel validated by. I’m not saying that’s right. It’s unhealthy a lot of the time, but I don’t know how many people are even listening to or caring about the weekly challenges I’ve been putting time and effort into. It’s been a hard month to kind of get into, honestly.

Doing my best and I hope you are too.

Anyway, support women this month and forever.

 

p.s. I’m looking for an artist to illustrate a children’s book. Lemme know if that’s you.

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