My Go Mighty Challenge | The Conclusion

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(If you have no idea what Go Mighty is or what I’m talking about, please click here to read about the beginning of this journey.)

I wrote a little wrap up post over at Go Mighty about completing my goal of photographing 15 mothers and capturing the essence of motherhood. I hope you’ll go read it. You can find it by clicking here.

In that final post, I wrote how thankful I am for the mothers in my life, especially the ones who volunteered for this project. I feel so honored that they participated and allowed me to come into their lives and document their motherhoods. They all have incredible stories to tell, and I hope you go check them out.

I also talk quite a bit about how Olay sponsored my goal by giving me $500 to donate to a women-focused charity of my choosing. I chose to donate the money to the Willow Domestic Violence Center, a shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence in Lawrence, Kansas. I volunteered at this shelter as a Women’s and Children’s Advocate in college, and the experience was life changing. You can read more about the shelter on its website. You can also make a donation, if you feel so inclined. For more on my experience at Willow, please click here.

Writing this conclusion was so cathartic for me in many ways. I poured my heart and soul into this project, working toward a deadline I wasn’t sure I’d ever make. I wanted so very much to be able to donate this money to the Willow Center, it pushed me when I was discouraged and sure I’d never make it. But it’s done now. The check is in the mail and I can cross this off my “to-do” list. Somehow, I’m not ready. I want this project to continue…maybe through a gallery display to raise more money for the Willow Center? Maybe I’ll continue taking photos of moms and sharing their stories here on Crazybananas? I really don’t know. But I do know this is not the end, it’s just another beginning.

Thanks for reading and supporting me through this journey, all. It is much, much appreciated.

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5 replies
  1. liz
    liz says:

    you are so inspiring and i feel so lucky to be one of the mothers. i would love to see you continue a series of something similar.

    p.s. i hung that photo above in my new office. perhaps i should add that quote too.

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    • Megan
      Megan says:

      Thank you so much for being a part of this, Liz! I was lucky to have you 🙂 It’s so fun hearing you like the photo too! I hope your new job is treating you well.

      Reply
  2. mikayla
    mikayla says:

    Amazing Megan. You did such a fantastic job – and sharing your portion is so much more meaniningful. So glad I could be a small part of such a big acomplishment 🙂

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    • Megan
      Megan says:

      I’m glad you were a part of it too…and I’m really happy we were able to incorporate your mom too. Makes it seem more complete to me 🙂

      Reply

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