Blogging is as far from a contest to me as anything in this life could possibly be. In fact, my blogging is quite the opposite to any notion of competition. It is all about connection, collaboration and compassion. As a personal blogger who lives by the deeply entrenched values of authenticity, honesty and keeping it very real, my gratitude for being included as a finalist in the Voices of 2015 campaign is all about the impact of this on the lives of others.
Sharing the life lessons that can be found in the darkest of times is a little like shining a light into the places you least want to invite people .. yet by doing this I am also shining the light where it is needed most for others. It is absolutely the most precious gift, to be able to share my own lessons so that others are left feeling less alone and ultimately more hopeful.