Those of you who have been following my story from the very beginning, you may remember my very first post on this blog, or have read my first eBook in which I describe the event that sparked my “green epiphany”.
The life changing event that happened when I was watching An Inconvenient Truth, presented by Al Gore.
Ever since this event, I have tried to live every day as sustainably as I can. There have been some good days, some excellent, and some not so good. With that said, I still try, and I share everything I have done, and learnt with as many others as I can.
I have also tried, unsuccessfully until now, to be part of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, and help educate others about the climate change threat we are facing. I have applied twice before for this training, once in 2007, and again in 2009 when it was called the Climate Project.
So not one to be disheartened, I started presenting my own message, in my own style. However, I always hoped that someday I would get to meet Al in person, even if it was just simply to thank him without sounding like too lame.
I had all but given up, until I saw that Al was coming to Melbourne to conduct this training in June 2014, to help teach another wave of climate educators.
So, I applied for the third time, ever hopeful.
And guess what?
I have been accepted to participate! You should have seen the smile on my dial when I received the email through on Friday morning!
I am finally getting to meet the man who helped shock me with the truth, enough to change my lifestyle, and to help and inspire thousands of others in my own unique way.
On behalf of The Climate Reality Project, I am thrilled to inform you that your application to the Climate Reality Leadership Corps has been accepted. We look forward to welcoming you to our three-day training with our Chairman and Founder, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore on June 25-27 in Melbourne, Australia.
Our team is grateful to you for committing to join a global network of Climate Reality Leaders and take a leadership role towards climate solutions.
Committed? I was born-again committed!
It is actually happening! I am so very excited.
I also realise that it is oft said that you should never meet you inspiration, as they are bound to disappoint. I don’t really care, I just want to shake his hand and say thanks for the light bulb moment.
So dear readers, I will keep you posted, but for now I will leave you with this quote about patience. It is worth the wait.