I have been volunteering at our local library once a week for two hours for the past 7 months. Although it is not a charity, I am being charitable by donating my time to a worthy organization, so I believe this applies. The library has suffered from cutbacks and really relies on volunteers to help out since their staff is not big enough to handle the workload. I love helping out there and have my own job now, which is magazine display.
ccacciat's Life List
1. Learn to knit
2. Run a 5k in less than 30 minutes
3. Grow a vegetable garden
4. visit all 7 continents
5. Read the entire Bible
6. learn to sail
7. make my grandmother's creampuffs from scratch
8. Go on an African Safari
9. ride a zipline
10. go cliff diving
How I did it: I trained for 4 months using the Hal Hidgon Novice 1 marathon schedule. I stuck with the schedule and ran in the pouring rain, blazing heat and dark sometimes... didn't let weather or being tired discourage me. The only runs I missed was when I was very sick. I ran almost exclusively by myself and used a training belt which held gatorade for my long runs, and fueled up with GU and shot bloks. This was crucial for th… Read how I did it…
How I did it: Learned so much in this course - how to make homemade buttercream frosting, level a cake, fold a parchment bag, color icing and many decorating techniques such as roses, drop flowers, leaves, stars and borders. I would recommend this course to anyone! Read how I did it…
Very enjoyable – same guy that wrote “High Fidelity”. Now I only need to read 7 books in the next two months to fulfill this goal – yikes!