Last night while eating dinner, my family played our question game. A question came up which was something like, What would you change about the past year? My daughter wanted to guess my answer. She guessed that I wouldn’t have accepted the volunteer position for her school.
I don’t recall my actual answer to the question, but her guess wasn’t accurate. To be honest, her answer was a bit surprising. I didn’t get a chance to inquire about why she thought that would be my answer. Volunteerism is something I value greatly. I don’t want my daughter to think that I wasn’t happy doing it, but I realize I may have given that impression at times when I was up to my eyeballs in work to support it.
Tonight marks the official end of this volunteer effort, even though I’ll still technically be helping into next school year. While the volunteer position required more of my time and effort than I anticipated, I was happy to be of service and I feel I did a pretty damn good job. The volunteer position leveraged a strength of mine, but also pushed me out of my comfort zone at various times. It was an excellent experience overall, and I wouldn’t change a thing.
While I’ll miss being part of this team, I am excited that it’s winding down. Knowing me, I’ll just fill the time with something else, equally productive.
Be open to what comes.