Bright personalities often receive world recognition and fame, but they were often neglected for decades. This is the case with Sarah, whose remarkable devotion to become a web developer reached my heart. This is how 'For the Seek of Happiness' was born.
Every time I initiate something on Steemit I have the feeling that this will be the last thing I'm doing here and then I will disappear. Why? Because without exception, every single achievement here was connected with hard work. Last time, I even involved a jury of three writers to rate the submissions for the Shipwreck Challenge. I mean, instead of simplifying it each time I'm making it tougher :D
This time, it's all about a lady who's studying to become a web developer. She's working as a guard and I think her salary is not more than $400. This is enough to rent a room in a flat, pay for bills, pay university fees and groceries, but not enough to purchase even a low performance laptop to follow up with lectures and exercises.
What really impressed me is that she didn't complain about it, but just mentioned it while we were talking on the street. I have known her for years. She's one of those personalities that does not beg for anything and does not complain. She's aware that no one owes her anything.
But here we are. My wife and I were touched by her story. I’m just a guy on Steemit who's acting in disguise, without a real name and face, trying to involve a community for a cause that will put a smile on a lady's face. Two hundred bucks would be enough to purchase a secondhand 4GB RAM laptop for her.
Instructions: Write a story that involves a major issue you or your protagonist has overcome. If you have enough time, read or watch The Pursuit of Happyness. Reading a summary of the book or watching the trailer of the movie will also work.
To increase the impact of the post I recommend upvoting and resteeming. After all, even if you don’t take part in this writing prompt you’ll still contribute a lot. Again, our goal is putting a smile on a lady who’s struggling financially.
Also, please use #seekhappiness tag so me and you could always refer to this interesting mini project when we need to. It will also help me spot your submissions easier. Do not skip the comments section as the default place to place a link to your story too.
This is a serious prompt and I’d like to be confident that everyone who’s willing to take part have enough time. You’ll have about two weeks and half until Saturday, March 31 to finish your story and possibly submit it in The Writer’s Block queue and get improvements.
Rewards: One Winner Will Get the Whole Reward which is:
- half of the SBD from the For the Seek of Happiness initiative posts
- all of the generated SteemPower
- half of my SteemPower delegated for two weeks
The other half of generated SBD will be collected to purchase a secondhand 4GB RAM laptop that will be handed to the lady who's studying web developing and can't afford one. If by any chance this post lifts off, I will consult with @thewritersblock and donate the rest to another cause.
If you have any questions or suggestions you can always get back to me here or on Discord. Enjoy writing!