I've been pretty busy playing writer and journalist girl lately, but I do want to take a few moments to point out some things that you should be aware of.
1. The first thing I want to mention is probably more for people in the Seattle area, but keep reading, even if you're on the east coast. A good friend of mine has been busting her ass to help put together an event for St. Jude, and unless you live under a rock, you know St. Jude is a wonderful organization. Shower of Stars takes place on May 14th in Seattle, and they still need people to 1) sponsor a table or 2) donate items to be auctioned off (think of the attention your company will receive if you donate something!). If you think you can help or just want to know more, check out Shower of the Stars.
2. If you read my blog or know me in real life, you know that adoption and foster care is something that is near and dear to my heart and has been for as long as I can remember. It's one of the only big life things that I'm 100% sure about for my future. While I've decided I'm not quite there yet, I have watched from the sidelines as some other wonderful women (and men) have become parents to kids who came from some of the worst imaginable situations. Recently, a couple of those ladies who I admire so much started a blog called "Therapeutic Moments," and if you are at all interested in what it's like to adopt from foster care, it's a great read.
3. Finally, I've been doing a little writing for a local news website, and one of my new assignments is to visit a local animal shelter and take pictures/write about adoptable animals. I went for the first time last week, and let me tell you, that is the most heartbreaking thing to do. I so wanted to bring all of those dog home with me! The guy who showed me around last week was super patient, and let me spend a lot of time picking out which dogs and cats to feature. It was so hard to narrow it down, but I tried to go with the ones who had been there the longest. And I have no idea what I'm gonna do if I go back and one is not there (it's not a no-kill shelter). Anyway, I'm not going to link that just yet for various reasons, but I just wanted to say... get your dogs and cats spayed and neutered! There are so many poor babies out there without homes. And if you are in the Atlanta area and in need of a pet, shoot me an email! I'll hook you up!