Last year, I ran my very first 5k. The next day, I was dared by Doug Ferrick (my boss's boss) to sign up for and run the half marathon this year. Challenge accepted! Although my training has not gone as well as I had hoped, one thing is for sure: I will cross that finish line. It's more than just a dare to me. I believe in the work that is being done at United Way for Southeastern Michigan and am damn proud to be a part of something bigger than myself: change. For the first time in my life, I feel like I am exactly where I am supposed to be. Every single day, our community faces great struggles, but I know in my heart that when we work together, anything is possible. Thank you so very much for your support! Whether it has been with dollars, volunteering your time, or a motivational speech (Jessica Carreras), I appreciate all of it!