“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
“There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.”
One of the deeply satisfying gifts of creating karinwritesdangerously is finding out that my posts have inspired and encouraged someone in some way. It’s such a thrill when someone writes and let’s me know I’ve helped them. Writing is a joyous adventure, but it can also be lonely: That’s why supporting each other can make such a difference — and why using our gifts as writers to be of service can be so satisfying.
No one knows this better than KWD reader, writer, and “joyous bookoholic” Cathy Trementozzi. Over the past year, she’s blossomed as a writer in ways she herself couldn’t even have imagined: Building on her work experience, she’s penned articles and how-to tips to support and encourage job seekers.
And just recently, Cathy really embraced the spirit of writing dangerously when she leaped into a whole new area of communications by helping to create a video and craft the text for a project that’s close to her heart: “Abolutely Abby’s Job Search Success Tour 2015.”
This is an Indiegogo campaign launched by Abby Kohut, a human resources recruiter, who’s seeking crowdfunding support to “inspire and educate one million job seekers” across the country by giving them free expert advice on resume writing, interviewing, and job-finding techniques.
As the mission statement that Cathy helped create says so well, Abby’s “goal is to leave everyone with a sense of hope. I want them to feel more confident than before they met me. I want them to believe that they can achieve their goals because they finally understand how to confidently promote themselves.”
What a bold, uplifting endeavor! Abby’s already spoken to 200,000 job seekers at churches, schools, libraries and other venues. And now, she’s expanding her efforts — and Cathy’s writing skills are helping her. What a gift! At a time when so many people are struggling to find work, Abby and Cathy are teaming up to give them fresh hope and new tools. To find out more, just Google: Indiegogo + Absolutely Abby. Bravo, Cathy and Abby, write on — and ride on!