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February 18, 2007

I still haven't started volunteering

So I still haven't started volunteering at Children's Hospital yet. I've sent the application in though. Well we just watched the movie Our Song in class and I wrote my paper on it. I compared the movie to Pleasantville. I chose this movie because I felt it completely contrasted Our Song in almost every aspect. I didn't really like Our Song because to me it felt like a reality show and not a movie with a plot. The issues in the movie really made me think about how lucky I am to not have to live like that. I could never imagine myself having to worry about being pregnant at my age or how the girls' parents just let them do whatever they wanted. The movie really puts things into perspective and makes me think about how I may have been judging people without knowing the whole story. I feel bad for people who have to live that way and have no choice because they were raised that way and don't really know any better.

February 8, 2007

Process of chossing where I want to volunteer at!

After listening to the different people talk about their organizations and why we should volunteer there, I had a few places in mind of where I wanted to volunteer. My number one choice is Children's Hospital because I absolutely adore children and I want to make a kid who is always in and out of the hospital and in pain all the time, feel better for the few hours that i'm there! Even though I hate seeing children sad or in pain, I really feel that I can put a smile on their faces. I'm basically a big kid myself and I love to laugh and play around, so volunteering here would be perfect for me! I didn't really want to volunteer at the homeless shelter for men or the nursing home, because I have done something similar in the past and I want to try something new. My major is undecided right now, but I do have an interest in becoming a Pediatrician and by volunteering at Children's it could help me in deciding if that is the right path for me.