You may not know this, but I am the oldest of 3 girls. I have a middle sister, Melissa, and a little sister, Jessica. Melissa is also a blogger (she actually has, like, 15 blogs. Ok. Not that many. But a bunch). Jessica does not blog. Nor does she read blogs. I don't think.
Anyway, I'm here today to brag a little big on my middle sister, Melissa. (I will spend time bragging about my little sister, Jessica, another day). Melissa has always been a lively, motivated individual. She's the kind of person you'd want to go to a party with wherein you do not know anyone. Melissa can (and WILL) talk to anyone about anything, exuding confidence and spirit. I'm a bit jealous of her self-assuredness.
Melissa dabbles in many things. If you look at her blogger profile, you'll find that she enjoys baking. She also likes being outdoors, photography, criminal justice, cats, and her cute hubby. Melissa is one of those people who can take a hobby and make it into a passion. I said she "likes" baking. Melissa turned her enjoyment of baking into a mini-business: people order things from her all the time! Melissa turned her interest in criminal justice into a career: she is a Capitol Police Officer in Washington DC. If you think it's easy to become a Capitol Police officer, think again. She had to go through a rigorous application process and then off to intense physical and educational training in Georgia for 3 months!
Yeah. She's hoss AND hot (see picture above).
Melissa has now turned her love for hiking and the outdoors into a cause: She will be hiking The Grand Teton's in August as part of a fundraiser called Summit for Someone. Read more below:
If you are even half as inspired by her heart and dedication as I am, please consider supporting her in this cause. The money is not going to HER - but to someone in need. I think this adventure is courageous and selfless. Thanks for taking time to read her story and considering how you can support her. Even if you can't give financially, stop over at her website or her blog and leave her an encouraging comment! ALL forms support can help :)
Love ya, Lissabee!
YOU CAN DO IT!
More CSHM posts to come next week - have a great weekend!