A few weeks ago I wrote down a few places I was interested in volunteering. Eventually I whittled down my list to one - I want to volunteer in the Emergency Room at the local hospital. However, since that decision was made, my mom asked me to help her with a large scrapbooking project.
I've decided that for now I will use the time I'm helping my mom as my volunteer time. Additionally, once this project is over, I'll already have this time carved out of my schedule. Transitioning from one project (helping my mom) to another (the hospital) will be pretty seamless - time wise at least.
So far we have been through 3 boxes of pictures and papers, etc and separated them in to 5 other boxes. Each box is for a different scrapbook. We still have so many boxes to go through and separate out. It's amazing how much stuff there is! A few more weeks (no, really!) of sorting, then we get to organize each box into a time line.
Honestly scrapbooking is not my thing; but I am looking forward to spending time with my mom and learning more about my family. Not to mention, she can occassionally assist me with my piano, so it's kind of a win-win situation. I'm really excited to continue this project - even if I don't find the actual activity all that thrilling.
There are so many skills that I will be able to develop while doingt his project. Patience comes first to mind. I am not a very patient person, but working on something that overal doesn't light my fire will definitely help me practice this. This will also help boost my creativity and organizational skills. All three of these skills will help me no matter what I do in life. I've quickly discovered that volunteering isn't just about improving another person's life; it's about improving yourself as well.
What projects do you do that increase your skills? And please share any scrapbooking tips/ideas in the comments too!