LYL Blog challenge Day 5 and 6: My elevator pitch and what difference I want to make
What’s your elevator pitch?
What excites me about my life is breaking down expectations. I like to observe and learn by osmosis. Sometimes that leads to interesting insights and ideas, and that’s what I’d like to share with the world.
I grew up as the middle child in a family with 3 daughters. As such, my life’s been full of a lot of push and pull between my older and younger sisters. Maybe what I know most about is tolerance.
I want to surprise myself in challenging the unchallenged. I want to bring people along on my journey so they can see through my eyes too. I want to challenge others to break barriers and expectations to surprise themselves.
I took a short break from writing to go on a walking tour of the #Praga district of #Warsaw. This is a bazaar that was established 400 years ago. Only about 20% of this neighborhood was destroyed in World War II, as opposed to about 80% of the main part of Warsaw across the river. Many of the old tenements remain in disrepair, but some people will live in them. In the 70s, you could buy anything here. Nowadays, only some stalls are open, and few people can be found strolling around.
What difference do you want to make?
I want to understand more about the world, the people in it, and how we can live best on this one earth that we have. I want to work to increase the chances that things will improve, for both people and the planet. I want to help people understand things about the world that they didn’t know about before in regards to how we can relate to each other and to Nature. In the process, I want to learn more about myself and what I can achieve in my life.
In other ares of my life, I want to start coaching girls’ ultimate. As I become more and more interested in women’s issues, it becomes clearer and clearer how playing this sport has been an integral part of my growth as a person and as a woman. It’s a sport that I know I’ll never give up. It’s been 15 years since I started playing, and I haven’t lost any passion for the game. On the contrary, I’ve become more serious about it in the last few years. I now have more commitment to this sport to achieve my dreams in the sport.
Those are the two passions in my life: Nature + environment, and ultimate.