Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, and I have quite a few people I would like to thank for making this project possible. Even though I made the decision to start this project on my own and do (mostly) everything myself, I couldn’t do it without so many of you. Roll credits!
I first want to say thank you to my family. I have loved anything and everything nature-related since I was just a little kid, and that is no doubt because of the environment they raised me in. We grew up in the country, outside a small town in the middle of the United States, so while we may not have had access to all the activities you can find in a big city, there was no shortage of love and time outdoors. I can’t say thank you enough, not just for raising me the way you did and being there for me through anything, but for supporting me in taking the jump to start this project.
Next is my right-hand man (or girlfriend) Ashley. I bounce ideas off her constantly to see what I should do with the website, what Giphy animations to make next, she has even helped plan months-worth of daily post ideas. She HAS to be annoyed by now with how often I complain about what the recycling rates are across the country, how much plastic is in the ocean, or how endangered this certain type of bird is in Guatemala, but she hides it well 😉.
Lastly, I want to thank each and every one of you following me on Facebook, Instagram, and We Don’t Have Time. I can’t believe there are so many people out there that like my project and want to support it. Even more, it makes my heart swell hearing from you guys, giving feedback on the project, sharing daily posts, or even giving ideas on a new post. And to those that have bought stickers or donated to my project to help me carry on the vision?! I’m so utterly thankful, I don’t have the words to tell you how thankful I am for helping me get me closer to living out my dream of changing the world for the better.
**This entry was initially shared as a blog post on the Pixel Planet Today Tumblr.