Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Working On My Hobbies Wednesday: Giving Back To My Community

I have some hobbies I'd like to get better acquainted with. I have some hobbies I'm interested in taking up. This day's post is dedicated to the adventure of developing hobbies so I stay a well-rounded person. What hobbies do you engage in?

Today's hobby is volunteering by mentoring. It's something I've always been interested in. As soon as I was old enough (and experienced enough) to do it, I did. I've been involved with programs at school where you mentor the next year/school group down, and I loved it.
Then my mother and a group of women at church decided to start a mentoring program for the young ladies. I was really excited about that because I would finally get a more hands-on experience. I now mentor a sophomore in high school. She was in 8th grade when we started. It's so great to see her blossoming into a young lady. She's so smart and funny (and dramatic). I've been encouraging her to break out of the box and try something new even if she knows she won't like it (she's a Pisces). It's been such a rewarding experience for me, and hopefully I've helped her as well.
We have such amazing times together. Just hanging out, texting, having a meal, whatever. I even took her driving when she had her driver's permit. In the winter, while it was snowing. Lol, it was crazy, but a great experience for he since she's gonna be an Illinois resident for quite a while.
I'm looking to expand my mentoring. I've been dying to get involved with Big Brother Big Sister. And now that I may become a permanent Chicago resident (at least for the foreseeable future), I'll finally get the stability I need to be involved. I'm so excited.

3 New Hypotheses:

I was thinking of getting involved with
Big Sisters. I really should look into it, I think my sister did it last year for honors society.


My hobbies include: carving, sculpting, forging knives, sewing, reading, composing poetry....

Mentoring is a wonderful hobby to have. You get to pass down your knowledge and experience to a new generation.


@SilverNeurotic: You should look into it. From what I've seen on the website, it looks like a great opportunity to make a difference in someone's life.

They only require 4 hours a month for 1 year as a minimum committment. If you can't do that, they'll gladly take money. I happen to live in an area with kids on a waiting list for a Big, so my time is worth more I think.

@Savage: sewing? I like it. I was just reading a blog post about that and it got lots of comments. A good number of people want to learn how to do what you do.

The rest of your hobbies are really interesting. For sculpting, what medium do you use?

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