"Continuing the Resolution Tour..."
Please welcome one of my favorite people, she is not only a wonderful author and giving person but a true friend to anyone she meets.
When I think of volunteering I am immediately overwhelmed with possibilities. For many years, I did no regularly scheduled volunteering. There just wasn’t enough hours in the week to know I could commit to a schedule. My volunteering tended to be things like “I’ll read that for you.” “I’ll build that website for you.” Or “I’ll coordinate a contest.” Time-limited and something I could do from home were the key elements.. Now that I’m not working 60 hours a week at another job and writing on the side, I’ve been wondering where and how I should volunteer. Actually, it’s kind of scary.
My natural tendency is to want to solve a problem like hunger or homelessness or education access. Nope too big for me right now. For 2013 I decided, instead, to focus smaller. To focus on my small community and to take on something that would benefit the community and benefit me. I decided to volunteer at the Oregon Humane Society.
I’ve been wanting to adopt one or two cats. Our three Ohio humane society rescue cats have all passed away over the past five years. The last one left us almost two years ago now. My husband, however, isn’t ready to have new pets yet. So, I’ve decided to satiate my cat need by volunteering at the local humane society. I can play with cats, feed them, socialize them, clean their spaces and get my cat fix while still doing something they need. It’s a small thing, but it counts.
If you are considering volunteering, think close to home and what cause you want to support. Start small. A couple hours a month is fine, or an hour a week. Whatever you can schedule. There are so many worthy causes and everyone needs more help.
I'm also including a list of the 9 bloggers and their resolution:
THE RESOLUTION TOUR - January 1 - 9, 2013
Maggie Jaimeson - Take a Vacation
Jessa Slade - Get Organized
Paty Jager - Volunteerism
Linda Mercury - Creating a Literary (or Creative) Life
Jenna Bayley-Burke - Eat Healthier
Cassiel Knight - No More Procrastination
Cathryn Cade - Take Time for those OTHER Creative Passions
Su Lute - Reduce Stress: Find and Follow Your Bliss
Jamie Brazil - Shrink My Closet
The best way to support authors you like is to friend and fan them on social media sites. If you enjoy the posts from this tour please show your appreciation by liking or becoming a friend or fan. Thank you for stopping in and visiting.
I'm talking about losing weight over at Jenna Bayley-Burke's blog today. Come on by.