#1: Who I Think I Am

I am the one who wants to make this world a better place, even if my actions are small. I am the one who wants to travel the world to see new cultures. It is difficult to get out into the world at my age. It is difficult for me to cope with that sometimes, knowing that I have years until I can get out into the world on my own and not be stuck in a small, undiverse town. Right now, I want to focus on local issues with What’s the Story?  so maybe later on in my life, I can attack issues at a global level.


I am here because I want to make a change in my community. This is a great opportunity to allow me to follow my passion for helping others and working with new people to help make a difference. I have always loved to help other people, especially kids. One of my jobs is being a gymnastics coach to little kids, and it is very rewarding. This job inspired me to one day become an elementary school teacher. I know that in this course I will be able to meet a lot of new people and help even more.


I am the one who wonders what the output of this course/year will be. I have taken lots of new pathways to try and make my learning experience better, and I hope I can learn a lot about myself as well as the world around me this year. I hope that this year I will grow immensely as a person. Scratch that, I know I will grow more than I can fathom. While change is sometimes scary, I know it is necessary, and in this case, change is a beautiful thing.

Riley Gallagher

3 Responses to “#1: Who I Think I Am

  • Riley,

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts here. We’re so glad to have you as part of the program. Your goals of wanting to create change, connecting with new people, and learning about yourself are key pieces of the program and we’ll be excited to hear your thinking as you explore these.

    Remember to include a featured image for this post; I’m happy to help you navigate adding one if you like.

    Happy weekend,


  • Hi Riley!

    As I’m sure you know, we are in a group along with Olympia. After reading this post, I’m excited to work with you in the coming weeks and get to know you better. I think it’s really cool that you want to be an elementary school teacher, that’s such an important job. I’m also looking forward to all the growth this course is going to kick start. I know it’s going to be a great year!

    Lucy Groves

  • Hey Riley!

    If you do not already know, but I assume that you do, you, Lucy, and I are in a group. After reading your post I cannot wait to start working with you. Our goals for working to change the world seem to be alined, and I have not found much of that in my home community. Revolution is possible in our life time and it only takes one voice to start.


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