Henry David Thoreau once said “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” If there is one person in my life who personifies that saying, it’s my soul sister, Stephanie Arne. And at this very moment, she is on the cusp of being able to live her dreams- and she needs your help!
Since our lives collided one sunny morning in Perth, as we were enroute up the West Coast of Australia, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know one of the most genuine and inspiring women I’ve ever met. Over those few days she not only taught me about the various wildlife around Australia, but we also quickly became lifelong friends. In fact, it was Stephanie’s stories of her own travels to Africa that really influenced my decision to go – and I’m glad I did, since we now have a shared love for Africa. Since our first meeting in March 2011, we’ve continued to meet up in various countries all over the world – like the time we road tripped around New Zealand’s North Island, and when I visited her in Hawaii, where she has taken on the position as Education Outreach Coordinator at the Honolulu Zoo and together we had the opportunity to help with a beach clean up on the Big Island of Hawai’i.
A few months ago Stephanie made mention to me about a contest being put on by the Mutual of Omaha. They have a web series called Wild Kingdom, and they put out the call to find the next host – their Wild Guide. Stephanie confidently told me she was going to apply, and it didn’t surprise me – in fact, I thought she’d be the perfect fit since she is dynamic, entertaining, extremely knowledgeable and probably the most passionate person – especially when it comes to anything environment or wildlife related.
She came back to me a few weeks ago to let me know that she had been notified that she had been chosen as one of the semi-finalists for this contest that could make her dreams come true and maybe she’d get the chance to live her dreams. This is where she put the call out to me.
“Melissa, I need you to help me. This is my dream. I was put here to entertain and teach people about how to help the environment and wildlife. Please put out the word to everyone you know so that maybe, just maybe, I can win this thing, and get to live my dreams.”
- Click this link: www.wildkingdom.com/nextwildguide – find the video of Stephanie and click to watch.
- VOTE from multiple devices each day. The voting button is on the bottom left. If you feel especially inclined, leave a comment to show your support.
- SHARE on all social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
It would mean the world to me if you could help my soul sister out, I’m all about living a life less ordinary and living life on your own terms. Stephanie was made to educate and entertain the world – she’s destined for great things. So let’s get the ball rolling and help her out so that she too can live her dreams and become Wild Kingdom’s Next Wild Guide!