My sweet friend Jordan gave me a valentine card this weekend with the simple message "Do more of what makes you sparkle" and that is exactly what I intend to do.
There is so much that this world had to offer and you don't have to look very far to find a new adventure, to find something that makes you shine.
This weekend I'm so excited to participate in a House Build in Ensenada, Mexico, just a few hours south of the border. Giving back, going new places, and meeting new people are three of my favorite things and I get to experience them all just a short drive away from my home in LA.
Some of my favorite experiences and memories are on trips such as this. Every summer during high school my local church group would load up the crew and drive West to the Appalachian Mountains - to West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, wherever we were placed by the ASP Program that year. Spending that time in the mountains, sleeping on floors, showering in makeshift tarp/trash bag structures and bonding with each other and the great people of Appalachia had a profound impact on my life.
When the opportunity presented itself to join the Mexico trip, I jumped at it, because it's experiences like these that make me sparkle.
If you'd like to donate to our House Build (we're SO CLOSE to being fully funded!) please click the link - there's no minimum and every bit helps: House Build in Ensenada Go Fund Me