Monthly Archives: August 2010

Insight

So I’ve started fund-raising for my ride next June and it was certainly an interesting experience setting everything up.  The logistics were easy, because I do it everyday for work, it was the intangible stuff like what will my friends think, will they care, will they even ready the email, that made me pause before hitting send.  And now that I have the ability to track my emails I can see who opened what and clicked where – providing interesting insight.

More than anything it’s nerve wreaking – waiting to see who opens.  It’s kind of like calling the boy you like and hanging up repeatedly.  And then seeing who opened feels kind of like I’m spying and makes me giddy like a friend just told me that boy said he liked me back.  I’m hoping that’ll go away eventually.  But something tells me it’ll be like that each time, since it’s not like I’m emailing folks I’ve never met for work, it’s personal friends and family.

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Really real

I recently went to a mixer/reunion for AIDS/Life Cycle and wow am I excited.

When I got back from traveling in Dec I saw an ad somewhere for ALC 9 and thought that this was exactly what I needed to help me get through post traveling sadness.  Unfortunately I didn’t have a good enough bike and quickly found out I had to raise $3,000 dollars.  Not something I was ready for while still on the hunt for a job.  So 9 came and went.

Now I have a shiny new bike and am working on my fund-raising page to get that 3k.  Like I told folks at the event last week, I’m not afraid of the nearly 600 miles, most the $3,000 I have to raise.  But I have a little less than a year so I think I should be able to work it out somehow.

Ready, set, go!