Before I Volunteer Again

6 years ago

My friend sent me this the other day:



Does she know me well, or what?!

Funny thing is that it came the day after I had said “no” to something and lived through it.

Well, several somethings in fact.

I enjoyed the Advent Workshop at church, with out having to volunteer my craft making skills.

I dropped my kids off with out having to contribute to the baked items that the PTA was collecting.

I breezed right on past the parent volunteers at Grandparents day on my way out to lunch and a movie.

It was lovely.  All of it.  And I don’t feel one bit ashamed or guilty.

Because I fundraise, buy, sell, plan, organize, lend my time, give my skills and generally pimp myself out for the greater good plenty, thank you very freaking much.

And everyone deserves some time out every once in a while.  We all deserve a day of rest or fun or goofing off or blessed, blessed sleep.

Lock yourself in your house and turn off the phone.  Make plans with friends who will verbally berate you if you bail.  Set a goal to watch every Twighlight back to back.  Just stop yourself before you volunteer again.

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