Mission Statement   

 

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It is with great purpose I began Charm City Curiosities (CCC).  It is my belief and has been my experience that universal change must first start at an individual level that hopefully spreads by example.  By creating awareness and perpetuating discussion by addressing hard-hitting and often taboo topics, CCC hopes to not only inspire others to also want to change the world, but help guide them to take action.   

 

Above all else, CCC wishes to let others know they’re not alone;  Life is hard but YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

 

Charm City Curiosities is not your Mee Maw’s antique store.

 

This is a revolution.  It is one woman fighting for purpose, global change, and personal fulfillment.

 

Through various ongoing efforts, CCC aims to:

  • Change the world.

  • Promote values that are waning in modern society.

  • Help others.

  • Remind myself and others, repeatedly: You are not alone.

  • Lead by example in hopes of inspiring others to do the same.  Even ONE person or ONE act can make a difference.  Be that person.  Be the difference. 

  • Promote the power of kindness and empathy by being a beacon of light and save haven for others.

  • Spread joy, spark happiness, and let my light shine, especially in the darkest times.  

  • Inspire creativity. 

  • Speak out for the voiceless.

  • Teach that real wealth is not in money or possessions but experiences, people, and self-awareness.

  • Promote conversation and awareness of hard-hitting and necessary issues.   Not only be open, but be loud about the following and more:

    • Emotions, mental health, and suicide

    • Sexual assault, abuse, rape, and the outdated legal system surrounding these topics

    • Single parenting

    • Poverty and homelessness

    • Grief (from the loss of a loved one, job, home, possessions, identity, and more)

    • Death

    • Environmental and wildlife causes

    • Narcissism and mental abuse / manipulation

    • Domestic abuse

    • Other women’s issues

    • Bullying (at all ages in life)

    • Letting go of the opinion of others, as well as societal pressures and expectations

  • Honor, celebrate, and immortalize people and organizations worthy of admiration and praise. 

  • Provide insight on the benefits of self-reflection and help others figure out who they are and what is important to them, that they need to own it and be themselves, no matter what others may think. 

  • Show others it is OK to be different, to be weird, to be unique.  We are not the opinion of others; no one’s negativity or approval define us.  Live my truth, not hide who I am in an effort to make others comfortable or to "fit in."  In a world of 7B+ people, we can’t all be the same.  It is our differences that make us unique. 

  • Make others aware that it is never too late to change and to be better by continuing to change and better myself.  Offer suggestions and ways for people to better themselves and their community

  • Spark a love for wildlife and nature, as well as a bigger respect for our planet, in others.  Show how  easy it is to help our planet by living the lessons I promote and providing resources to take action. 

  • Reduce the carbon footprint from my kids, my company, and myself.  I will use recyclable/ recycled materials to keep items out of landfills, use reusable items where possible, and more.

  • Push the boundaries.  Prove to myself and others that almost all limits are self-inflicted and not real. 

  • Defy lessons taught that are no longer valid - or never were. 

  • Stay out of my comfort zone and invite others to join me.

  • Show others, especially my kids, that bravely facing the unknown is far better than hiding from life. 

  • Remind myself and others of ‘momento mori’ - Death is inevitable.  Life is short.  Death should not be taboo and there is beauty in both the circle of life and in decay.

  • Emphasize the value of history, as well as the lessons of and the stories of others.  Keep these stories alive by telling them to others, writing them down, and showcasing the people, places, and treasures that comprise that history.

  • Urge others to think for themselves, form their own opinions, and ask WHY.  Just because something is unpopular does not mean it is wrong; Reversely, not everything popular is right.   

  • Continue to create as a way to express myself and release emotion and to inspire others to do the same.

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