Another amazing assignment I was extremely proud to complete, was to volunteer for at least two hours within my community. I then was to write how I participated and what I leaned form the whole experience. I decided to help the boys and girl’s country club, they are in my opinion, a great organization. They help children and families in need with guidance, support, resources and so much more. They are small cottages that the children live in with their “teaching parents”. Teaching parents are trained to help the children and be there for them just as a real parent would. One challenge I had to overcome was my shyness. I tend to get nervous around strangers and I feel as though I am being judged. I get super anxious and over analyze a lot of situations. I decided to calm down and tell myself that this was a great way to get involved and help those who are in need. I initiated several conversations to the people who looked welcoming. We shared our opinions and concerns and thought of new ways to help needy families. I loved helping paint those cottages, and I wish I could have seen the smiles on the children’s faces. I am going to keep this up and involve my children as well. It is an eye opener to see how others live and overcome so much; it is both inspiring and motivating!