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GAinCA in Oxnard is doing 21 things including…

Do more community service

10 cheers

 

GAinCA has written 6 entries about this goal

Feelin' Hot Hot Hot II

The Salsa Festival is tomorrow. I’ll be working outside the salsa tent. I had a lot of fun last year and am looking forward to it :)

P. S. Also, I volunteered at the Strawberry Festival in May. My job was terribly boring – I was a greeter, which would otherwise be fun except that I was stationed at the least busy gate – but I’m glad I volunteered.



Feelin' Hot Hot Hot

I’m going to volunteer at the Salsa Festival this year. I’ll probably be selling tickets or souvenirs and am looking forward to it. I asked two of my cousins if they wanted to too, but neither of them really gave me an answer (that kind of annoyed me). However, my aunt said she was interested, so she’s probably going to volunteer with me. That will be cool.



Summer 2006

I have gone to the library and am going to volunteer there this summer. I love books, so I’m pretty excited about it. And it will also give me some insight as to what it’s like to be a librarian, something I’ve been considering for the past year or so.



Read Across America

I went to Brekke School today as a guest reader for the Dr. Seuss celebration of Read Across America. I read in four different classrooms: a kindergarten class, a fifth grade class, a sixth grade class, and a second grade class. The school provided books for me to read (I had also brought my own), and a student at the school accompanied me to each classroom. It was so much fun. The kindergarten and second grade classes were the most fun to read to, and today was one small step in accomplishing my goal to do more community service.



Two things.

1) I am going to read to some kids to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday in March.

2) I signed up to be on the community service committee at school.



Community Service

I’ve been way too caught up lately in feeling envious of my friends because they have more stuff or more money than I do, or because I’m not as pretty or as outgoing as “all the other girls.” Stupid stuff, and I feel like an idiot for feeling that way. In high school I was really involved in clubs and extra curriculars, but when I started college I kind of stopped because I didn’t want to stress myself out too much, and that’s when I started feeling not so good about myself. Looking back on my high school years I’ve realized that I was really busy and kind of stressed, but I was happier than I am now. I think getting involved again will help me put things in perspective, and it will be good for both others and myself, because I really want to live a life that consists of helping others and being appreciative of what I have.



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