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Week 51-Meet me in… Day 7-The future

First full day in NC and I already feel like a new person.  We spent most of the day with my Dad and Jane relaxing in Liberty and working on Ruby.  She needed a little oil change and her tires rotated, so Scott showed me how to fix her up!  I think my very favorite part of the day was laying on the swing in the yard basking in the warm sunshine.  I haven’t taken the time to slow and relax like that in way too long.  I started thinking about all kinds of things while I was laying there, but the future seemed to keep popping up.  I think coming home always gives you that feeling of nostalgia and makes you think about where life will take you next.

Who's coming with me?

I think the future has also been on my mind because next week is the last week of my 365 adventure.  People, mainly my Mom, keep asking me what I’m going to do when it’s over and I don’t’ have an answer yet.  I’ll guess you’ll just have to wait and see!  What I’m excited to see is a future where there is no war, and only peace.  Futures Without Violence, formerly known as Family Violence Prevention Fund, has been working to prevent violence within homes and communities for more than thirty years.  FWV works to end violence against women and children around the world, because everyone has the right to live violence free.  FWV has been successful because they have thought outside the box.  They reach out and train professionals such as doctors, nurses, athletic coaches, and even judges on way to improve responses to violence and abuse.  FWV is on a mission to end domestic and dating violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and all other kinds of violence that are some of the most pressing issues of out time.  Another thing in the future I’m looking forward to, is a job.  I know these days that’s not guaranteed but Jobs for the Future is doing it’s best to change that.  By 2020 JFF wants to double the number of low-income youth and adults who attain post-secondary jobs.  JFF works in over 200 communities spread across 43 states to improve the pathways that lead individuals from high school to college and then on to life-long careers.  No matter what stage of education or lapse of education someone is in, JFF works to get them back on track.  JFF promotes education, training, and workforce strategies that help our nation compete in a global economy.  It takes more than a pretty face and a high school diploma to be job ready theses days.

Futures Without Violence Donation

Jobs for the Future Donation

So here’s to the future!  You’re the place where we still imagine that cars will fly and The Jetsons will be there to greet us at the door when we get home.  You hold endless possibilities and things we can only dream of.  You’re the place we can never seem to get too fast enough no matter how hard we try.  Thank you for the promise of a new day, a new beginning, and a new goal.

The future is what you make it...