A few weekends back I was at the beach supporting my 10-year-old baby (!!!) in the socially-distant beach cleanup she organized with Keep Pinellas Beautiful!
She goes sooo incredibly hard. Last school year, she obtained 30 signatures from students and teachers for her Save The Ocean Club she planned to launch for the 2020-2021 school year. She’d bring gloves (mine… the ones I used for henna’ing my hair! My fingers stayed orange) and other clean-up equipment every day, so that she and her dedicated team of 9 could pick up trash during gym hours.
Due to Covid, she’s attending 5th grade virtually, but that didn’t stop her from organizing. She designed, wrote the copy for, and launched her own website to bring awareness to keeping our oceans clean. She’s presently building out her team– accepting resumes and conducting interviews! Setting up her zoom calls with her classmates and their parents, and getting her press (she had her first news interviews last week!), has become a whole part-time job!
I don’t have words to fully express the Love I feel watching her passions blossom. I just do my best to prepare the soil— to make the conditions right for her to grow into what and who she already is… what she came here to be. That, and Faith! #TheSeedIsTheOak
With you in and AS the Flowering,
p.s. Meanwhile my Max (4-years-old next week!) watches us work on her campaign, and regularly demands to start his own project to save the Sun.