Happy New Year San Antonio

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Dear readers - For my first blog post of the new year I wanted to take some time to let you know why I am here and what my goals are for this blog. If you have read my posts before I'm sure you have seen this from last years posts:

"Who am I? My name is Ferg_e and I am a mom on a mission. My mission is to make this world a better place for my son Bradyn to grow up in. In this segment for the San Antonio Current I will blog twice per month about local and national initiatives aimed at making the world a better place for all of us. If you want to see more of me, hop on over to my blog where I write about social causes, epilepsy awareness, and our personal journey from chaos to calm in the middle of epilepsy, divorce, and life."

That's real. It's who I am and why I blog, but it doesn't really address why I am here and what I plan to cover for the SA Current in 2011.

So ... I'm here because I LOVE San Antonio. I love the city, I love our history, I love our community. I didn't grow up in San Antonio, but my grandparents moved here in the 70's so this is the only place I remember visiting them. As long as I can remember I have always wanted to live here. Now that I do I want to be a part of the community and a part of the great things that are happening here.

Yes, you read that right. We have great people doing great things in San Antonio! Sometimes we don't talk about them enough, and a lot of times we don't even know that they exist so we can't even start the conversation. In this blog we will be talking about the people and the non-profits and the issues impacting our community. Some posts will be about non-profits that you can  help with your volunteer hours or by making a donation. Some posts will be about issues that we think need to be talked about — my son has epilepsy and I don't think the mainstream media talks enough about epilepsy awareness, funding or the lack thereof. So be prepared for a few epilepsy-related posts. Some posts will be about people in our community that are making a difference in a grassroots kinda way.

I will blog twice per month and my partner Laura Carter will continue to share her expertise of the nonprofit world in San Antonio with some stories of people making a difference.  I know she has some favorite organizations she is eager to bring to your attention. Between the two of us, we have a ton of stuff to talk about!  And, we both hope you will join in our enthusiasm for helping others and making our community a better place for all of us.

We are very excited about 2011! If you have any post ideas, initiatives that you are working on, non-profits you'd like us to highlight, events/fundraisers you'd like us to attend, let us know in the comments or e-mail us at beyondpaychecks@sacurrent.com.

Thanks,

Ferg_e - A Mom On A Mission

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