I have reached a low point in this journey. I enjoy everything except the lack of responses of monetary support. I would prefer a NO to nothing. I have gotten creative although there is still a lot of creativity to be explored. It's just not working. The people that haven't been impacted are not getting the message as clearly as though that have been touched by the horrors of BC. I have items for sale, blitzes, poems, garage sales, parties etc. still drips and drabs. From my initial starting point up to now to have only raised $300 is a sad story. I fund raise as hard as I train and it hasn't gotten me very far. Keep in mind, I've extremely grateful for what I have received,I guess I just expected more. I expected people to be concerned about the state of urgency. I mean to have a woman (usually) diagnosed every 3 minutes is a frightening fact. It can't be ignored or overlooked.
I'm not quitting or giving up, I will just take a mini-break. Take some time to look at this from other perspectives, angles and try again. I gave myself a target date of 7/1/10 to have completed fundraising so I could focus totally on training. I guess the plan has changed. I just need to review it with a fresh pair of eyes and see how I should move forward. I am determined to walk and not have to come out of pocket for the entire thing. But I will do what I have to do to get it done.
I read the blogs, postings and provide the bit of support and encouragement to others that I can, I guess I need to use some of that on myself.
So here you have it, my first pity party!!
I guess I will have to continue to rely on the kindness of strangers since the majority of my friends aren't as supportive as I thought they would be.
I have prepared my items for mailing and sent off 20 letters today. I will have to wait and see if those net any results.
Earlier, I read a blog about going door to door and that is what I'm going to look into.
I will need to get some more cards, paper and ink, but that may be the only option I have. Least I forget about the restaurant item. I will make those calls in the morning.
I rad about so many other people having great success in the fundraising zone, just not understanding how. I guess it is about who you know, not the issue. That my friend is very sad.
Well, I guess I will continue to wallow privately, just needed to get it off my chest and let it rest here on paper.
On to new strategies and great results. Always keeping a positive mind and spirit.