Today is the last day of May, which means the challenge of posting every day for 30 days officially ended yesterday.
It was not as easy as I thought it would be to come up with something to say every day which is kind of surprising given how much I like to talk (thanks, Mom). It also has not been an easy month in general and I am hoping that June is much better. I know it is up to me to make that happen, and that I need to focus more on the good I have in my life instead of the things that are bringing me down.
I have a new personal challenge for June which is to volunteer once a week. I will be volunteering next Saturday for an organization called Project Ethiopia, which cleans up donated athletic shoes and sends them to Ethiopia. On June 20th, I will be doing a book sort project at my favorite non-profit, Schoolhouse Supplies. I usually volunteer for them at least twice a month but now that the school year is winding down, their need for volunteers is tapering off for the summer. So, I already have two weeks covered, and I know that I will easily be able to find other opportunities through Hands on Portland. I am a volunteer leader for them and I have already been asked by the volunteer coordinator if I would be willing to lead projects over the summer for organizations other than Schoolhouse Supplies. Of course, I said yes. So, this isn't really going to be much of a challenge but it is something that I feel is important and will benefit me as well as the organizations I give my time to.