Amazing Adventure Ahead
You won’t hear from me for a little while because I’m leaving for Iceland this Sunday. The land of ice. I’m going. I will be in Iceland come Monday morning. I was hoping repetition would make my chest stop swelling with excitement. It didn’t.
I little screaming in in order.
Ah, that’s better.
There’s been a natural phenomenon recurring in conversations throughout my life, something that seemed too magical to be real. The Northern Lights. So I took a gap year, (I saved up the money,) and I thought of no better time to make this long-awaited dream happen. That’s how it started, just a pleasure trip.
Then I got a friend involved. Or rather, I called her out of the blue after having met her once in DC through Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Her name is Savannah Benhard and we are soul sisters. So even though we met in person only once before, we will be spending three weeks together in the Icelandic winter. Added bonus: we are both climate action maniacs.
And then I had an idea, an idea I quickly shared with Sav and which spiraled into reality. The national millennial carbon pricing campaign we are both part of – Put A Price On It – is effective at organizing current volunteers but doesn’t have the best method of social media outreach. In other words, we need a stronger YouTube channel. Before we knew it, we were developing a five-video plan and getting approval from the PAPOI staff and becoming the heads of the channel. Now Iceland is much more than a pleasure trip; it’s a filming trip. We are #OnIt.
Stay tuned for Iceland updates and please wish us good luck as we winter camp. 🙂
Have a great three weeks and don’t be trashy.