Happy birthday to me! Today, I finally turn one. Well, my dot com alter ego that is.
And, in honour of this milestone (or kilometrestone to my fellow Canadians), I would like to give a special gift - which may involve you. But, before I get to that...
One year ago, after some serious inspiration from the late Matt Cook, and after a serious car accident, in which I flirted with my expiration date, I accidentally started this Web site (which you can read about in my first post) and re-started my writing career.
As modest a goal as it may sound, I want to change the world. So, rather than compete in a beauty pageant, I write. (That, and when it comes to the swimsuit portion, my articles look great in bikinis.)
This past year, I've written some pieces that I like a lot, some pieces you've liked a lot, and perhaps, some pieces of, well, shhh... It is what it is.
But I've written.
And in the end, what does it matter? Because I'm Always Write.
Now, back to that gift I mentioned...
In honour of my site's one-year anniversary, my big bow and I (it does have a life of its own) have decided to do something for Kids Help Phone - which may involve you.
If you don't already know, Kids Help Phone is a Canadian organization that provides free anonymous and professional counselling to young people 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Donations could help anyone aged five to 20, seeking help and hope: young people who are bullied, confused, depressed, or just need to talk for whatever reason.
Initially, for every new Twitter follower I gained over the next 48 hours, I planned to donate $1 to Kids Help Phone. But, in the past 24 hours I discovered my cat is in serious condition and could incur a vet bill of over $5000.
So, as much as I would love to ask for much needed donations to his vet bill, I have decided to send my condolences to my bank account and go ahead with a different kind of donation...
Should I reach 200 more (new) Twitter followers over the next 48 hours - by March 24th at 4pm Eastern - I will make a donation to Kids Help Phone, in the name of the 200th follower.
So, if you want to help Kids Help Phone, and maybe change the world for a struggling young person, please follow me here: @DahliaKurtz.
For now, thank you for taking the time to read, share, and comment on my articles. It is always appreciated.
And remember, should you ever need a voice, I write very loud.