Friends Don't Let Friends LBL Alone
It's already early March and tonight I had a couple of peeps over for dinner. We talked and laughed over a colourful and fresh
I have participated in LBL for many years now, but will always remember the first few as the most challenging. The friend who introduced me to the Live Below the Line challenge had moved on and I didn't have a large social circle at the time, so I ended up signing up on my own. I had so many questions and my unsureness nearly made me give up. I definitely recall having far too much rice left at the end of the week and not giving myself enough variety. Each year I learned something new and found that I was gaining some amazing budgeting skills. People at work were seeing how passionate I was about the challenge and
Doing the challenge with a team helped alleviate some of the difficulties I faced in those first few years. After weeks of singing its praises, I finally talked Shelley around and we went halves in a jar of peanut butter. Satay rice is now one of her favourite meals, LBL week or not. The unearthing of a $2.90 tin of instant coffee from Coles was the greatest discovery ever known to man. The large 200g tin ensures at least 4 people can remain sane, tremor free and non-withdrawn from their lives and families for the week.
Being in a team is not just about sharing
So, think of working in a team like everyone bringing a plate to a BBQ. On its own your offering might be small and insignificant, but added together with other plates, it makes an amazing, colourful, delicious feast. Gather your friends together for Live Below the Line 2017 and you can help make a real difference to real people.
My name is Joanne, I’m 42 years old and this year will be my 6th year participating in LBL. The only downside to the challenge is having to cook meals for her sons who are too young to participate. Check out her LBL profile here: https://www.livebelowtheline.com.au/fundraisers/joanneblundell/5-day-challenge and feel free to join her team ‘Raisin the Roof’ here! https://www.livebelowtheline.com.au/fundraisers/raisintheroof