As much as I love working with my first graders and being a Mentor I found myself with oodles of free time. In the past I was at the school 3-4 times a week but now with the new guidelines it has decreased the hours that I can be of assistance. In addition to this, my four hours at the gift shop on Saturday will be coming to an end in just a few short weeks as the new hospital (almost walking distance from my home) will open and their gift shop will be privately owned. And so I needed to find other areas that could use my help and also fill my day time hours. I have found the beauty of retirement to afford me the opportunities of finding things that I love to do (and never had the time) to now being able to pick and choose. There are so many agencies that need help and I get to meet people from all walks of life and find this very interesting.
This past week I trained at the hospitals front desk learning how to access patient room numbers for the visitors and phone calls. This will be one of two new volunteer areas I will be doing at the brand new hospital and I just love filling in my calendar with something interesting to do each afternoon.
My mornings are for my classes in Pilate’s and yoga and some household chores. This has convinced me that by my keeping mentally and physically busy is my way to making a difference and giving of myself to others.
Current Mood: Happy