Damn, has it been an awesome 25 years! Also, holy crap! I’m 25! A quarter of a century… that’s a lot of pennies. Speaking of pennies, why do we still have those things? Does anybody ever use them? I usually ditch everything except quarters. I hope that doesn’t make me a change snob. I just don’t like having large quantities of metal in my pockets.
Anyways. I got distracted. That’s not where I wanted to go.
Ah yes, 25! And hopefully many more to come. There’s lots on the agenda. This whole climate change thing is pretty bad. And the massive economic inequality in our country. And the segregation and discrimination. I’m not sure how we’re going to solve it all, but I’m excited to be a part of making it happen.
Avaaz, SustainUS, Earth in Brackets, ActivistLab, DailyUN, Activist Foundation, YOUNGO, the international youth climate movement, the United Nations, awesome institutions like College of the Atlantic… I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of a whole bunch of amazing groups over the past year. Not to mention my luck at having such incredible friends and family.
And here’s hoping 2013, my next year on this incredible planet, will be no different. I’ve got some exciting plans in the works, largely centered around transforming the ways people create change. You might have heard of something called ActivistLab. It has me really excited. It’s also terrifying. Basically, I’m trying to create my dream organization, which is a bit scary. We’ll see how it goes.
But, hey, I’m a quarter-centenarian! I can do whatever I damn well please. Time to start a revolution.