I was touched by what each presenter brought to the conference. All coming from different paths and perspectives, they definitely stirred something inside of me. Whether that be choosing forgiveness and embracing freedom (Amanda Lindhout), taking care of the health and self before and above everything else in life, or using my skill set to make a difference in people's lives, I know something has to change.
I am fortunate that in my job I do have the ability to make a difference in some people's lives (i.e. my clients, especially with the work I do in Immigration Law). However, I had the thought today, maybe it was fleeting, maybe not, that I should use what I am doing with this quilting and creative side of me for a better good. I am going to have to figure out the logistics of it. Whether it be making and donating quilts, or donating proceeds from the quilts to charity, I feel like this could be my small way of giving back.