Completed: 17. Become a Make-A-Wish Granter

Krist begins volunteering at Make-a-Wish.

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Volunteer at a Hospital

I interviewed, got my flu shot, and passed the TB test. I am officially a hospital volunteer -- the front desk greeter, as a matter of fact. Unlike my other volunteering commitments, there are a lot of policies for this one. No surprise, but I've worked in such loosey-goosey work environments for the past decade, … Continue reading Volunteer at a Hospital

2013 Fail List

It's that time of year when I must take a look at my 2013 goals and come to grips with the fact that I won't be able to complete a number of them by 12/31/13. It's a great exercise in learning to accept personal failure. Goal #1: Finish writing the book I’ve had in mind … Continue reading 2013 Fail List

Hands-On DC Beautification Day

When I let Kris know there was an upcoming Hands-on DC volunteer opportunity and reminded him that my goal included him joining me (I typically volunteer solo), he gave me severe ocular stinkitis (aka the stink eye).  It's not like he doesn't like helping others -- he was just annoyed that one of MY goals … Continue reading Hands-On DC Beautification Day

Volunteer at Transitional Housing BARN

Completed: #3: Volunteer at BARN. I've been itching to get involved in this organization for about a year. I filled out the volunteer form in May 2011, but it sat on my computer until this past summer. Note: this is what happens until I make something a goal -- procrastination central. I really want to … Continue reading Volunteer at Transitional Housing BARN