Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Sometimes, I'm really good at biting off way more than I can chew.

I constantly toss around the idea of getting my masters. It's something I've always wanted, but it's something I also have a hard time justifying (maybe one day I'll blog about why this is hard for me to justify-if it isn't already obvious!). However, while tossing around the idea, I decided that regardless...I needed to get more experience and volunteer more. I love to learn and I yearn to make a difference in this world. So, after much research, I decided...why not become a guardian ad litem?! It's a step in the direction of helping others! So I started the application process, I filled out and filed the proper paperwork, I called, faxed, and visited the different locations and counties in need of volunteers. Finally, I decided to volunteer with the Lexington county CASA/GAL program.

Last night started the first night of volunteer class. The class is from 6pm-9pm and it's 45min away from my house. This has me going to work at 7:30am, working 8am-5pm, driving to class, class from 6-9pm and returning home just before 10pm. I. am. exhausted...and it's day one! This is on top of cakes I'm working on, cleaning my house, keeping Sevy fed, and general every day chores. I need more hours in the day!!

The class lasts for three weeks, and I know it will soon be over, but man...I have to admit the thought "what did I get myself into" crossed my mind last night. Then I sat through the first hour of class and realized just how sad our world really is, how unfair life is, how cruel people can be and I decided that even if I have to walk around like a zombie for the next three weeks...it will be worth it if I can make a positive difference in the life of our future generations.

I'll keep you posted!


Anonymous said...

Good for you! That's awesome! Do you have to attend class every night for 3 weeks?

Jackie said...

good job!

Mrs. Mullen said...

Thanks guys =)

Nicole-no, thankfully it's only Mon, Tue and Thur night for the next three weeks. I get Wednesday and Friday night off...and of course the weekend!