It’s not every day you get to have a 7 ¼ birthday!
Here’s a brief update on what I’m currently working on and a nice ask to help me replace my bike.
A quick life update
This year, I kick started something that has been on my heart for many years:
A dream to start a company that values community, puts people over profit and turns ideas into reality.
Little did I know the cost of making that idea a reality. I recently wrote an article titled “I started a business and now I’m living on $15 a day“, sharing about some of the challenges of starting a new business.
There’ve been some incredible things that have happened over the last few months here are just some of the highlights:
- A summer in Canberra
- I started learning how to dance
- I’ve had some incredible support to pursue my dreams
- I’ve had a chance to reconnect with my friends and family
- I was successful in a micro-grant program to develop my business idea
- I successfully pitched at ANU to have a team develop part of my project
- I was awarded a 3-month office space scholarship at Entry 29
Our online stories often depict a very different perspective of the life we live. Often made up of the highs. Over the last few months, amongst all the great things, there’s also been low moments. I tend not to think much about them but here’re a few:
- I’ve had my car broken into twice
- I had my bike and over $3,000 in tools stolen
- I’ve been rejected on loads of proposals and applications
- I’ve had to de-register my car and sell my photography gear
In the grand scheme of things, these really don’t mean much and I’ve had some really positive experiences come out of the lows. Onwards and upwards!
Life is always full of great opportunities and I’m stoked for what lies ahead.
- I have an amazing team working on World Photo Day
- I’m working on new marketing and business partnership opportunities for World Photo Day
- I’ve started developing my public speaking skills through our church preaching community
- I’ve almost finished my small business management course
- I’m constantly meeting really smart and inspiring people
God is Good. Good things will keep happening.
My first day at Entry 29
This year, I was offered a 3 month scholarship at Entry 29 to develop and prove my project, World Photo Day!
Can you help me replace my stolen bike?
As much as I like birthday beers, $5 towards a bike is way more practical!
The story of my stolen bike
Over the last few months, I’ve had my car broken into twice. I’ve had all my work tools stolen and my bike too!
So far this year, I’ve been living on a budget of $200/week and cycling has been my main form of transport to keep my living expenses down.
I had a thought: I’ve had loads of birthday beers offered and although I’m happy to catch up with you. I propose to trade that $5 beer for a contribution towards a replacement bike.
If you’d like to contribute, you can do so using the secure credit card form on the right (processed by Stripe) or via PayPal.