Kristin Thiel

Balancing Between Yes and No

Karl Lagerfeld 2000

In my twenties, I said yes to so much. Yes, the rainforests are important! Yes, I’ll attend the next Save the Amazon committee meeting! By saying yes to them, I showed I could put in the hard work (the unglamorous work, the work that wasn’t seen) by doing things like writing letters to foreign governments in the basement of the student union. This way of giving back was so different from the fun communal volunteerism of Habitat for Humanity… to which I also said yes. Yes, I’ll edit that newsletter for free! Yes, I’ll start a voting education program for kids! Yes, […]