Girls in the Know: 31 Bits

When you were a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Firefighter? Mail girl? Astrophysicist?

I wanted to be a singer, but I couldn’t say the word very well, so I would say I wanted to be a “seener.” And I would wear pink turtlenecks and sing along to records, because I am that old.

My mom wanted to be a librarian. She even majored in it for a week in college until she found out she had to learn the Dewey Decimal System and couldn’t just sit all day, reading books. Dang.

I asked Thea recently what she wants to be when she grows up and she said, in this order, “A rock star, an orthodontist, a mom and a veterinarian.” She paused as the weight of these aspirations sank in and added, “I’m going to have very busy days.”

My mom and dad never laughed at me when I said I wanted to be a “seener.” Okay, maybe my dad laughed and then imitated me mercilessly. But he completely made up for it because he indoctrinated me into believing I could do anything. Doctor, lawyer, seener, even track star. Ahem.

Through my dear friend, Makila, I have found a group of very talented peeps helping to make little girl dreams come true. Dreams of self-sufficiency, independence, education, creativity. Have you heard of 31 Bits?

Spirited, creative, intelligent women in our country found spirited, creative, intelligent women in Uganda, and they formed a partnership. They sell beautiful, fresh, I-want-one-of-those jewelry, and you can buy it here. Or you can host a party and encourage others to buy.

Or you can enter my drawing to get your bad self started on the journey to spring cuteness.

Here’s what I’m giving away:

I’m committing to this in writing because I really want to keep this and wear it every day of my life.

It’s easy to enter. Just tell me what you wanted to be when you grew up. Leave your comment below, message me on this Facebook page or on this Facebook page. I’ll draw for a winner Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at high noon. Winner will post Thursday.

Shop 31 Bits. Be cute. And help an all-grown-up woman living across the world grab hold of a little-girl dream that still takes her breath away.

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