I live, deliberately, in a community where the focus is on family. As an apartment-dwelling, school-switcher when I was young, II craved stability and roots and that's what we gave our kids. While I don't think a small-town would ever be my thing, a small-town feel is definitely my thing.
I received an email several weeks ago from a young lady that wanted to see if I'd be interested in publicizing the work she is doing in saving sea turtles. She wasn't entirely sure it was my thing, but it is for two reasons. I love to see people follow their dreams and I am so excited for this phase of life where all the kids I watched grow up are beginning to bulid castles upon the foundation of their dreams.
This is Erin:
This is Erin talking about her passion and her mission:
More information about their grass-roots fundraising campaign can be found here.
Erin is MVP's age and they went to high school together. She played softball with and is besties with the neighbor girl who was MVP's best bud in elementary school. In addition to doing her part to save one little piece of this world, she is also dating the son of one of my dearest friend's who is also a friend of MVP's and they were both Scouts in the same den and troop. Her parents and I have raised many a glass together. Small-town stuff, right?
This is Erin with her boyfriend, Jordan, who just finished flight school for the Navy.
It's like they're grownups or something.
So if you wonder what Generation Y or Generation 9/11 or Generation Me or Generation We or Millenials or Echo Boomers or Genaration Next (there seems to be strartling lack of clarity on what term to use) is up to and whether or not we can trust them with the world, I'm going to say yes. Yes, we can.