Write Your Story Today! (BOS)

A week ago I got a text that my friend, a fellow Northeastern Husky, and a co-leader of November Project San Diego, Ashley lost her mom Deborah to brain cancer. This morning in 17 cities across the North America we wore grey shirts to celebrate her life.

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” – Shannon L. Alder

I never met Deborah Bordwell, but I know Ashleigh, and I know that in order to raise very funny, constantly positive, fiercely competitive, genuinely good human being, you have to be one yourself. Thank you Ms. Bordwell for your gift to the world and the legacy that you left behind through your children. November Project is a strong tightly knit family and San Diego is a better place because Ashleigh is a part of it.


It’s pretty easy to forget how important the “little things” that define our surroundings are. One daily interaction can cause a monumental ripple effect and knowingly or not knowingly we’re writing our personal stories every day. So next time you give a high-five make it the best high-five of your life. When you go for a hug, make the person you’re hugging feel loved and special. When you engage in the conversation with a stranger talk to them like you’re making a friend for life. Aside from getting fit and making new friends, this morning in all the cities of #NP17 you carved your names in the hearts of many. One day someone will be telling your story, what do you want them to say?


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3 Replies to “Write Your Story Today! (BOS)”

  1. This is why I love November Project. It’s one big and incredibly awesome family!
    I’m so glad to be part of this!!

    Greetings from San Diego to Boston!

  2. I enjoy all of the posts…but this one motivated me to comment. It can be summed up in one word “awesome”. Today after finishing 37 sections I joined two new friends and one old friend  at section 7 to make sure the old friend (not age) finished this week. It really hit home when one of the new friends shared that her dad was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. There are 17 cities lucky to have November Project.  

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