“Sometimes I think the difference between what we want and what we’re afraid of is about the width of an eyelash.” 
― Jay McInerney

I once told my daughter that wishes cannot remain silent. She had to speak them out-loud for others to overhear and help make her deepest desires happen. I don’t believe in throwing coins in fountains and passively “wishing” for what I want. I believe in the power of vocalization and my network. Passion and hard work are the only reasons I am who I am. This blog has always been my penny.

“We had done it all wrong.  All of us.  All the storybooks and the fables.  All the passed down anecdotes and lessons.  A wish isn’t meant to be kept to yourself.  Magic doesn’t exist in the traditional sense of the word.  Wishes are meant to be shared, acknowledged and worked towards. If you have a wish, you should share it.  You should proclaim it as yours and not hide behind magic or superstition to make it happen.  Social Media gives you a platform to speak on your wishes and help determine the fate of others’ wishes.  If we were doing all this correctly, imagine how many less pennies would be in fountains and how much more could be given towards those that truly need it.

Looking back, I know that in the scheme of it all, it probably won’t matter if I don’t get what I want. I’m lucky in so many ways. I need to remember all this and the incredible people who stare back at me with a smile when I walk in the door at the end of each day. But, for the record….

 

Dear Big Person In the Universe That Doesn’t Grant Wishes, But Instead Guides Us To Our Destiny,

I really, really (really,) want to curate the web gig at TPT for TPT OpenAir, #AreYouMNEnough. I curate, network and love all that Minneapolis has to offer. I can’t help but connect people and broadcast the great they they offer. I’m a curious cheerleader. In fact, after being cut open, my blood is make of question marks, Chuck Palahniuk quotes and all the passionate things I’m going to continue to say, whether on TPT or not. It would just be way cooler and I could do so much good if given the platform. I think of the amazing people who are under the radar, who would have a voice. And the non-profits who don’t have the adspend for anything in traditional media. I also think of passionate entreprenuers, who when just given the opportunity could change the world. Because at the end of the day, that’s what I want. I want to change the world. 

 Tonight is the first meeting  and although I’m not their typical on-air talent, I want to prove that red-haired 4’10” women with a killer smile can win because of heart and passion. Let’s make this happen.

I also would love world peace, a pet unicorn and an actual restaraunt that serves calorie-free ice cream.

Love, Kate