I’ve been going on and on the last few weeks. And it’s been all about Amy Clover, her 30×30 project, and sweating for hope. In an Easter whirlwind, Amy flew in (from Denver), conquered (my heart), connected the community (over coffee and crazy small worlds), taught an incredibly challenging bootcamp class (I will be sore tomorrow), shared (her story, bubbly joy + enthusiasm), and flew (United- how apropos of her) out to Chicago.
Now I’m flying a bit. I am also happily exhausted because this 29 year old with a giant heart has endless amounts of energy. I’ll be napping for the next three days so please don’t try to call.
Amy dropped into my side view mirror via the internets-as pretty much everything does for me-and when I learned about her vision + mission to raise awareness for suicide prevention through an organization called ‘To Write Love On Her Arms’ I wanted IN.
I emailed her and asked her to stay with me when she came to Mpls. on her nationwide/Canada tour. I also asked her to wake at 6 am (how audacious of me) and teach the LVA community all about how she sweats for hope.
She said yes. I did my happy dance.
The last two days have been amazing. My absolute FAVORITE thing about Amy is her desire for TAKING ACTION. As a matter of fact she describes in detail how taking action is what led her on this incredible tour, helped her raise $18,000 through Indiegogo, and allowed her to face her fears in order to connect with major companies like Lululemon to find space to lead the classes and help promote her movement.
The whole thing is absolutely fantastic and I’d love if you took a minute to check it out here.
My time with Amy was splendid. She hung with my family on Easter- it was like she was one of us-, loved up on my cats, connected with Lulu peeps and LVA students, and brought more awareness to the Mpls. branch of the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, also known as Dave & Erik….awesome to get to know you guys!
As I said…Amy is all about action. At our ‘movement meet up’ at BullRun coffee bar-the best in town and a yes that is a shameless plug-she encouraged us to not only discuss the need for awareness but to take action.
“Yes, ma’am’.” You can’t really resist her bright eyes and smile. Soooo…..
Please look forward to the LVA community joining with the Mpls AFSP branch in their upcoming walk September 15th. We’re gonna band together, raise funds, awareness, and share hope. I’ll be giving you more details on this in the coming months and I am excited. PS. We raised a whopping $366 for TWLOHA this morning! Whoah- And THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS! Big love to all of you!
On a personal level she also encouraged me to take action with my girls self-defense and empowerment program ‘the i am initiative’. You can bet I’m jumping on, in, and up!
Amy. Deeply and fully I THANK YOU! What an inspiration it was to have you here. And also an incredible honor to host you as well.
Adore, je’adore you my dear!
Look out Chicago….Amy is flying to you…on United. Be prepared to get United. (oh, come on, you know I can’t resist cheesy stuff like that!) LVA-