Beyond Yourself

Image by Klemen Tušar

Beyond

Yourself

 

About the Project

Beyond Yourself is a multi-year project to climb the highest peak on each continent before I turn 30. During this process, I will be raising money and awareness for an incredible organization called Fields of Life. This project was birthed from an idea that began in 2018 when I first heard one of my teachers talk about his ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. I thought about how incredible that sounded and how I'd love to do that. I am naturally a very fearful person. Most of the time, I automatically assume things will end badly and live in a negative mindset. So in deciding to do this project, I am also deciding to challenge the narrative of fear in my brain and flip the script. To show that fear is something we don't have to live with.

I want to show that even me, an ordinary person with a crazy dream, can achieve the extraordinary with passion, dedication, and the belief that I am more than the negative narratives in my head.

 

But I decided I didn't want this to be just about me or my goal. I wanted it to be about more. More than just climbing mountains. I wanted to use this dream that I had to do something. To make a difference. To live for more. So I've partnered with Fields of Life to help raise funds and help children and adults in East Africa. Over the next several years, I will be helping to provide different services for young women through the I Am Girl Initiative, build a well that can help hundreds of families have access to clean water, and build a primary school, so that boys and girls have access to an education. 

I want to encourage you through this project to pursue your dreams and make those dreams about more than just you. To face your fears and challenge the negative narrative that may be plaguing you. To live for more. To live and dream Beyond Yourself.

For more information on Fields of Life and how you can give, please visit the Fields of Life page. For more information on Sponsorship and partnering with me to make a difference, please visit the Sponsorship page. For a more in depth look at my journey and story, please visit the Blog page.

Vision for the Future

The vision for Beyond Yourself goes well past my project. It extends further into the future, where someone else is asking the same questions and thinking to themselves that there's no way they can raise money for a cause and make a difference in the world because all of their focus and efforts have to go towards funding the project.

Part of my vision for Beyond Yourself is to start an organization with the heart and mind to help people fulfill their wildest dreams, while using that dream to financially support a cause or organization that is making a difference in the world. This can be a cause that is close to them or one that we help them find and partner with. This will allow them to put their sole focus into fundraising and the project itself without worry of the financial burden of funding the project itself. My hope is that through this organization, we can help people achieve their dreams and make a difference across the globe.

To see how you can play a role in creating and shaping this organization, fill out our contact form and check that you want more information about the Beyond Yourself Organization.