Monday, August 23, 2010

Volunteering Adventure

On my last post I forgot to mention that I am now volunteering with my local Child Abuse and Neglect Council. What a worthy cause. I used to volunteer full-time with American Cancer Society and loved it but had to quit when finances got tough and I needed to get a job. I gained a lot of experience with ACS and I have a background in business since I worked in offices most of my life. The people at the CAN Council are so excited to have me. They say I am exactly what they need. Recently the Council lost their Executive Director and Patsy (who basically runs the place) thinks I should interview for with all the experience I have. It is actually a paid position,(not much of course but paid nonetheless). My only real concern is taking that on and trying to go to college at the same time.

I am hoping to get into Western University and I am a little worried I won't be able to handle everything but I guess I'll never know unless I try. The Executive Director position is only about 15 hours per week so I think I can handle that. I'm not sure what I am going to do yet but as I get more involved and learn the ropes of CAN Council I will be able to make a better informed decision on the matter.

I am very flattered that they are so happy to have me on board. Right now the ladies trying to handle everything are much older, some retired or still working full time and they all want to be able to back off on duties and truly enjoy the retired life. At least I know that is how Patsy feels. She wants me to learn what she does, and by the way, she already thinks I will be better at it than she is. I am really looking forward to all of this.

Next Tuesday, the 31st, I am meeting Linda, Patsy and Carla at the office and will meeting Linda and Carla for the first time. Patsy told me she told them all about me and they can't wait to meet me. I'm flattered by their vote of confidence in my abilities. Patsy already likes my vision and take on things and is confident that I will be great. Do great things and bring so much to the table to benefit the Council. I can't wait to get started. This will give my life the meaning and purpose I so desperately need. I am the kind of person that needs to do worthwhile things in order to feel fulfilled so I am very grateful for this opportunity.

I will let you know more as the week goes on and hope to have more good news and excitement in store for you.

1 comment:

  1. You make a difference to every life you touch. You feel that volunteering is a good way to give back and you are teaching your children the same. I am so very proud of you. You are a wonderful woman. I love you sweetheart. Mom