For some time now, I’ve been wanting to volunteer, but I just don’t know how to get started. In terms of writing, I think I mostly have a full-time job since I write 3 books per year. I do, however, have some flexibility with my schedule since my children are grown and I have no grandkids yet.
Some people volunteer or do charity work because they’re wonderful people. I’ll tell the truth. I want to do it for myself. How horrible does that sound? There are so many people out there with so many needs and I’m doing a big fat nothing. I think I might feel a little better about me if I did something helpful. It doesn’t have to be big and I’m not interested in major manual labor, but I’d just like to… help. Don’t get me wrong. I donate moolah and food to several causes, but I’d like to do more.
Whenever I add something new, I’m stepping outside my comfort zone. In my case, my brain offers a lot of resistance to change. But I really want to do this, and it doesn’t really have to be every week, does it? I’ve heard of people who volunteer at a soup kitchen or perhaps a women’s shelter. I believe the latter requires some intense training. Because of my writing, I would have to plan ahead for that. Do I need to join a women’s club? I’ve heard that even Jimmy Buffet’s Parrotheads do charity projects. That could be fun. Boat drinks and charity work all in one.
So can you please give me some advice and suggestions? I could really use some help!
And in the meantime, I think my book is still out if you need a little reality break.
Leanne, who just turned in her book!!!!