Fiona Sargeant, who moved to South Africa from England to teach ballet, has very little time left fighting cancer, leaving her ballet school, in an extremely poverty-stricken township, shuttered without our help.
The good news: many are doing what they can to help. The tough news: we have a long way to go to make sure her legacy continues.
Our team is #MishaBearsLovesCherryPieBombs in this year’s GISHWHES – What is GISHWHES?
There are so many crowd-funded creations I wish I could support, and wish I could own! One of my favorites is the Ombee adjustable stand up desk with swivel pads for standing and eliminating fatigue.
Another is the Stand desk, but that’s more expensive, and not mobile like the Ombee stand up desk.
I’d like to market my music with crowd-funding, but I don’t have any videos, and most of my songs are in the rough cut stage, so I have to afford studio time to make them marketable.
Several years ago, I purchased a share in, Story Forge, when I had $5 bucks to spare. It was nice to see the project funded, and I do like the cards. They’re a great resource for story-telling. My brain, however, fights all my efforts at consistency and overcoming procrastination, but some new tools I got from Learning How To Learn have helping me advance my writing work.
If I could even purchase the anti-fatigue mats from Ombee,
that would be a great help in my ability to keep working at my make-shift stand-up desk called the kitchen counter and a few thick books. 🙂
I’m working long-distance with my writing partner now, and while slow, at least I’ve made more progress with her than I have on my own for many years.
The time of year plays a big role in my depression, often over-taking me mid-winter through early spring. Light box therapy, and a new antidepressant I’m hoping will get me through the roughest spots this year – fingers crossed! – and I’m doing my best to stay present rather than in regret from the past, or anxiety of the future.
All we’ve got is now.
But without education, training, and dedication to my mission, current efforts are doomed, so planning for the future is important too. I’d rather have a reliable map than keep going off course into the scary wilds of my life.