This is going to be a very personal entry for me.. something I am not used to doing.
Last weekend, my fiance and I moved to NYC from a small town in New Hampshire. This is a huge change for us but it’s one we are really excited about. He programs apps for iPhones and iPads, and I.. well, I don’t know what in the world I am going to do. I’ve been through different types of jobs over the years. None of them were quite right for me. I’ve never really felt like I belonged at the companies I worked for. It’s a bit depressing to think about. It took me years to get to this point where I finally know what I should do with my life.
A few months ago, I came across an exercise on finding your true passion in life. The goal was to write for 20 minutes straight in complete silence about what it is that you’d like to do with your life. At the end of the 20 minutes, you should have basically repeated the same concept over and over. And it is said that at this point, you will be in tears. I didn’t complete this exercise because I kind of already knew what I wanted. I just didn’t have the opportunity in NH. What I want is to help change the lives farm animals, and change the way humans view animal products. Every time I see farm animals being abused or inhumanely slaughtered, I get emotional. And seeing others fight for their well-being makes me emotional too. I don’t believe in mass-produced meat & dairy. I don’t agree with confining animals to small cages, in filthy places. I don’t agree with the cruelty. And I don’t believe we need to consume animal products to be healthy. I think they make us unhealthy.
I’m a little lost right now. I’ve applied to Mercy for Animals, and the WSPA. Both are great organizations, fighting for animal rights in different ways. I personally would love to work for MFA because I love how smart their marketing techniques are and I love that they’re not aggressive. Maybe some day I will be lucky enough to work with them. I think my voice will be heard through them because they are a well-known organization and have made quite an impact through web marketing. But at this point, I am just one person and can’t make a big difference on my own. I have managed to convert a few people in my life to vegetarianism, and I am very grateful to have that experience.
I don’t know.. for now I am making a difference any way that I can think whether it’s sharing books or documentaries on the treatment of animals for consumer products or just through talking. When the time is right, a huge opportunity will be available to me.