Oh, hello pretty blog. I haven’t forgotten you. I’ve been blogging almost daily on my Tumblr page instead. But, I promise to start filling you up with goodness again as soon as we make some technical changes so I can blog from my iPhone. Mobile blogging seems to work for me. I can blog while waiting in the Whole Foods line, at the gym, in a boat, with a goat, in the rain, on a train, in a box, with a fox, I do love mobile blogging Sam I am.
OK ok I’m stalling. I have been nervous to make this announcement because the decision was far from easy. I even had to recruit the help of Emily, Gina, Marissa and the SW gals to help me choose a scholarship winner for the upcoming Making Things Happen Tour. The entries were overwhelmingly inspiring and there honestly wasn’t one that was “better” than another.
I sat here with tears in my eyes, as did we all, reading through them. Just know that no matter what, all of you who entered are destined for great things, regardless of if you attend MTH or not. Just your words alone, and your ability to share so much of your true selves, shows your passion and your drive. Thank you all for sharing your hearts! Amazing!
Before you watch this video, we have a very exciting announcement. Three [amazing, inspiring, generous] MTH2010 Alumni have purchased seats for us to use as additional scholarships. With all of the incredible entries, have decided to use those towards partial scholarships for several.
MTH2010 started in the spirit of paying it forward and we are just overjoyed to continue on this track! So, if you are not the main scholarship winner, don’t fear. You may be getting a phone call from us in the next 48 hours. So, check your email and check that voicemail tomorrow. We can’t wait to meet you!
Without further ado…
OK ok… some more ado. I made this montage/video thing really fast. Busy day here. I’ve never made a montage/video thing before. You have full permission to berate my montage/video thing skills. I’m awesome at jumping moguls on skis and making muffins, so it all evens out. Watch carefully. I know it moves fast, so get that espresso brewing! The scholarship announcement is somewhere in here… enjoy!
For the record, we chose the winner on an even playing field. We didn’t look at websites, videos or anything else before choosing a winner. Seeing her video after she was chosen was just the cherry on top! Congrats!! Post photos by Millie Holloman from our fun session with her in Wilmington. And the video song is from my favorite MuteMath album, Armistice. Love. That. Song.
P.S. Thank you to all who entered the FujiFilm Instax Mini giveaway from the last post. If you want to be inspired… oh my goodness! Read all of these comments. Wow! The winner, chosen at random, is Katrina! Email me to claim your prize.
P.S.S. SOOOO MUCH IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW! I’ll be speaking at WedSmith in Salt Lake City next week, launching a magazine in 19 days and speaking at Engage the week we launch. Follow along with me via Twitter and Tumblr (for now). I’ll be back to regularly scheduled LaraCasey.com programing very soon.