Hey there, my name is Sheila, I’m 17 years old, and I’m going to change the world.
I kept this quote on my bulletin board for the longest time:
"The good news is one person has what it takes to change the world. The bad news is that you haven't realized that it's you.” – Anonymous
I thought it was so incredibly thought provoking and I loved it. I never realized, though, that it could possibly be talking about me. But now I do.
How do I know? Well, one day, June 1st, 2012 I came home from school after the longest week of my life - the week where I figured out how cruel the world can really be. Crying in the rain usually doesn't accomplish much, which is why I am ashamed to admit to it, however, there's just something about cool raindrops sliding down your skin and mixing with your salty tears that’s comforting. I was thinking about everything that had gone wrong that week, all of which derived from the hatred in today's society. I guess I was just wishing that there was something I could do to make the world a better place, when my old quote appeared in my head. It hit me. I could do something. Then, I went inside to dry off and start my mission: To change the world.
Don't laugh. Don't say that I'm just a teenager and I can't do anything. Because you're wrong. I can do something. So can you.
This blog will follow my journey to change the world as well as include posts about how you can help change the world yourself. I hope my story will inspire you to do something beautiful as well <3 I do my best to update every Tuesday but sometimes that's not always possible, so I'm sorry in advance for those days!