Disclaimer: This article on the importance of being a Volunteer Superhero is a compensated collaboration with The Mission List and Reward Volunteers.
Volunteering was something I was introduced to at an early age. My church youth group would spend time each month giving back to our communities – feeding the homeless; spending time at a local senior citizen home that many of our older members resided in; working in our Mission House;
Last week I had the opportunity to attend BlogHer 2014 in San Jose, California as a volunteer. It was definitely an experience! I had a chance to connect with and finally meet face-to-face bloggers I have followed for years and have tons of respect for.
Here’s a snippet from the BlogHer website that gives a great overview of what the community is and the impact that it has on women bloggers:
Founded in 2005 by Lisa Stone,
Happy Day of YOU, Divas!!!
Yep, you read that right. For those that don’t know, March 8th is designated as International Women’s Day. Depending on where you are located, the day may have a different significance in your region. Some designate it as a way to celebrate, honor and show respect to women and the role they play in their families and community. For some it’s a time to the economic, political and social achievements of women.
I remember the summer of 1996 vividly. Killeen, Texas. Hotter than hot should ever be allowed to be. I was part of the marching band. Outdoor practices were typically scheduled in the early mornings or late evenings, but even then it seemed that the sun was our worst enemy.
Water was our best friend that summer – to drink, to pour over our heads, anything to quench our thirst and try to cool down.
Hard to believe it’s already the end of January!
Many started off the month with goals and resolutions – a renewed resolve to do more and be more. Where are we now? Are you still focused and energized? I truly hope so. Did you slack off some? Get a little discouraged or face disappointments? I know I did and have – but use those moments to keep pressing forward and motivation to succeed.
January has been quite busy and fulfilling:
We kicked off 2013 introducing The Divatude Challenge –
I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend, divas! I spent a long, but rewarding, morning with my sons at a festival called Reading Rocks! It was hosted by your school district and focused on promoting literature to our young people. As an avid reader, I am so glad that I passed that joy on to my boys. I couldn’t fathom being in a household without books or around people who did not enjoy reading.