I had an epiphany this week. It didn't make me proud of myself, either. I realized that, as much as I would like to be like those that are, I am not a volunteer-y person. I have said that I need to get more involved in worthy causes. I have said that I need to volunteer in the band boosters and participate more in the football boosters, and the show choir program since my kids participate in them...but I hardly do. I admire those people who I always see at the various activities volunteering their time, doing what needs to be done. Believe me, I know these programs could not exist without those selfless people that will be there at the drop of a hat whenever they are needed. Am I just lazy? I hope not. I don't know if it is that I work full-time outside of the home. I know that some of these people do, as well. Yet, they manage to do it all. I can't even manage the little that I do do!
I do feel guilty. I think that is what has led me to this epiphany. If I just admit this to myself, that I am not this type of person, maybe it will help me not to feel like such a loser for letting my kids participate in these activities and not helping. Or, maybe if I just begin to make myself volunteer here and there then it will grow on me a little more. This is definitely an area that I need to make more of an effort in.
So, how do you manage? Are you one of these people that others can count on to be there? Or, are you like me: You would like to be able to be one of these people, but despite your best intentions, you just never get around to it? Any ideas will be much appreciated!