Sunday, May 31, 2009

Well, now what?

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.


Sari said...

I'm kind of glad the challenge is over, it was getting difficult to post everyday LOL. BUT, I enjoy reading your blog and learning more about you, so I hope you will still post frequently.

I think it's great you're going to make a new personal challenge, and volunteering is a wonderful thing to do. I wish I could commit to doing that, but with my crazy work, school, and BF schedule, I don't think I could. Hopefully I will find something else to let me make a positive difference.

Rick said...

Your writing is VERY inspiring!! Congradulations on meeting your goal!!

Volunteering is a GREAT way to get thru the pain!!

Stay Strong!!!

Tracy said...

Congratulations on 31 days of success! You are truly inspiring and mean so much to me. Even as long as I've known you, there were still things you wrote about this month that I didn't know before.

Thanks for being a part of my life....even if you are a Braves fan!