This is my first official blog post as a PEARLS Ambassador and I could not be more happy or excited! I am a 27 year old communications student at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
Positive Exposure means so much to me because I believe so deeply in the message that we are trying to convey to society.
Yesterday, when I told a few friends that I was now an Ambassador, they were super happy for me because they know how much Positive Exposure means to me. The first question I got, however, was “does it pay, or is it like, volunteer?” They weren’t trying to be malicious or downplay this role I don’t think, but I got that exact same question when I was appointed to the Moebius Syndrome Foundation Board of Directors this past February.
Just because these positions aren’t paid doesn’t mean that they are less important, or less of career goals. Both the Moebius Syndrome Foundation and Positive Exposure are the two most important organizations in my life and being able to support them in the way that I now am means the world to me, whether I am getting paid or not. These two roles mean more to me than money and I see the wealth in what I am doing and contributing.
Just because you volunteer your time, it doesn’t make the role that you play any less important. I am so incredibly proud of the strides that I have taken and I am even more proud of being able to support the two organizations that mean the most to me. We are changing the world and changing how society sees beauty. As someone very wise told me yesterday, “You’re trying to change the world on your own but you need an army.”
We, as Positive Exposure Ambassadors, are that army and together I know we are changing the world for the better. I wouldn’t trade this opportunity for anything. I am SO happy to be here!