A few weeks ago I, was encouraged to start volunteering. I mean, why not? Anne Frank said "no one ever became poor by giving." She may have meant that in financial terms, but I think it also applies to time. I do have time to give, so why not give some?
Because I am afraid. That's why. Because I am afraid to commit doing something that I might not be able to handle. How do I know I won't be able to handle it? I don't. And I won't, unless I try. No matter how scared I am, I have to try.
So this afternoon I finally took a chance and emailed an organization I am interested in volunteering for. According to their website, they require a minimum commitment of one hour a week. I think I can handle that. At least, I hope I can. Volunteering is something that would help me in so many ways, especially volunteering for an organization like the one I chose to contact. Now that the ball is in motion, I'm in that information gathering stage, where I need to know as much as possible, so I can find a bit of a life preserver as I head out of my comfort zone and into the zone where the magic happens.
Here's hoping for some magic.....