Lately I haven’t felt particularly creative.
Every time I sit down to write something, it’s like trying to eat soup with a fork. Why even try?
Like any normal, well-adjusted human, I immediately start looking for who or what to blame –– commence the finger pointing.
Is it my sleep schedule? My work-life balance? My dog? (I wish I had a dog!)
It’s perplexing, in large part because I love what I write about.
As the career books would say, I’m passionate about helping people help the world. So, why in the HELL is it so hard sometimes to come up with the right words sometimes?
I want answers!
Spoiler alert: might be my own damn fault. And yours, too.
Which of the 6 Types of Citizen Changemaker Are You? –– Find Out Your Personal Path for Taking Action
Once upon a time I took a personality test.
Ok, maybe it was more than one… Maybe it was like 10. (or more.)
That I remember.
Jeez, who are you –– the personality quiz police?
Anyway, I’m a #humble enough person to realize that I’m something of a personal development addict. I fall for the the allure of the Myers-Briggs, Strong Personality Index, StrengthsFinder, and Buzzfeed’s ever-scientific “Which Type of Bread Are You?”
Cough, Gluten-Free Arepa –– wtf!?, cough.
Say what you will about personality tests and their veracity, we internet users of the 21st century fu$king love them, loudly or in private.
How does this relate to making an impact in your community, you ask?
It really boils down to this: Yep, I know it’s 2017 and we wanna do #allthethings, for #fomo, and also #yolo. (Are the kids still saying that?)
But truly making an impact actually has to do with accepting that you can’t do it all.
That’s actually where your citizen changemaking path can begin.
If there’s one time of year that really gets people up, out of their chairs, and taking action, it’s most definitely…
The middle of the summer?
Not exactly. I know if you’re reading this, you’re probably kickin’ back by the pool, soakin’ some rays, or catchin’ some Z’s. Why am I talking like that?
Point being –– the July heat doesn’t exactly inspire much beyond relaxing.
But, all is not lost.
If you’re finding that the perpetual summer routines leave something to be desired, there is hope to be had in the initiatives that spring up around this time of year. Amidst those vacation days, long weekends, and lazy days, take a look at five ways to get involved with your community and making the world a better place.
Quick –– before your popsicle melts.
Let's change the world.
Who wrote this?
Gina Edwards, Impact Explorer founder and lover of all pun jokes, making a positive change in the world, Stephen Colbert, Jif Peanut Butter, and staying inside on rainy days. Order may vary.