The other day, I was watching a documentary and heard the phrase “catalyst for change.” Immediately I felt inspired and motivated. We live in a beautiful, wonderful world, but that world is unfortunately full of problems and issues with accompanying drastic negative effects. I want to use my ability to write, (which will improve greatly within the next four years) to become a catalyst for change. I have come to this conclusion because, despite my best efforts, I have been unable to conclude about or differentiate a specific issue in the world that I would like to focus on changing.
I have witnessed and looked up to so many activists over the years that have a very specific passion for a certain issue in the world and have been able to make major changes in that particular field. Although the research I have done and knowledge I have on many different world issues may be minimal, I truly do not believe that I could decide on one to dedicate my life to. World hunger, world poverty, the environment, agricultural issues, clean water shortages, human rights, and so on and so on all seem as important as one another to me… how can I choose just one?
I feel so far from being able to make significant change, but I promise myself and you that I will try my absolute hardest to create change. The abstract aspect of my goal is one that thoroughly frustrates me. Due to this, I have decided to start a series on my blog of awareness posts. My first one is in the works already, and will a be very thorough and in depth look into mental health. I want to provoke thought, catalyze change, and inspire action, both in myself and in others and I want to utilize my writing to do so.
Due to the fact that admitting that one has a problem is the first step to changing and fixing it, I hope and believe that even with my small audience, bringing awareness to issues will be a productive first step. I am excited to see where this goes, and how, in the future, I will be able to both increase and better my movements for change.