Thursday, June 20, 2013

I'm the new President of Vol-Anon

Uh, yeah . . . I need to stop the madness.  It has been determined by me . . . after careful study . . . that one can volunteer too much.  There, I said it. 

Thus, I've nominated myself as the President of the first ever chapter of Vol-Anon.  You know, it's kinda like one of those 'fill in the blank' anonymous organizations for people with addictions, mine being volunteering. 

Vol-Anon is totally fictitious.  But maybe it shouldn't be? 

Here's what I look like most of the time . . .
People know I'm a sucker . . . and not to toot my own horn . . . ah, who are we kidding . . . I'm tooting, except not literally . . .
I've got some mad skillz.  Yeah, I said it with a "z" . . . that's how awesome they are!! 

I can organize the hell out of some stuff.  My ideal job would be to try out products or come review your business practices, and then criticize the crap out of them to make them better.  You're welcome.

I like money and numbers so really, could you find a better treasurer?  I think not.  Oh, and I did pass the CPA exam. 

I'm usually funny and peppy . . . at least until I'm tired and . . .
I like kids.  Well, I like my own kids anyway and sometimes I like their friends.  If I like you, I'll generally put up with your kids too!
I'm extremely social.  I like to join things and be a part of the team.  So I guess I'm 'teamy.'  Not to be confused with steamy . . . unless I'm outside all damn day at camp, then yes, you could say I'm steamy. 
I'm just nosey.  I like to be in the middle of things and know all the latest gossip just exactly what's going on at an organization.
And finally, I feel compelled to volunteer because I'm fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom. I mean really, what else am I going to do? Or at least that's what I thought until this year.
For the first time, it's starting to make sense about taking care ME, not just my family.   
This year, I didn't just start a New Year's resolution diet and exercise plan only to quit in February.  I kept up with boot camp (at 5:30 a.m. thankyouverymuch) and just about finished the Couch to 5K running program.  I was monitoring my eating habits and tracking my food on My Fitness Pal.  I started blogging and holding myself accountable . . . and then . . . dun, dun, dun . . .
The crazy bidnazz of the end of the school year happened.  And I agreed to volunteer two weeks straight as a leader at summer camp (one for Cub Scouts and one for Girl Scouts)
And then I quit exercising because I was so worn out and ate junk food like it was a real job . . . because I "deserved it" . . .  after spending all day with random kids outside in the heat of summer. 
So maybe I ought to rethink this volunteering thing and focus more on the ME thing.  It's quite the conundrum because then I'd miss moments like these . . .
Kyle getting not one, but four, bulleyes at Archery and earning the Sharp Shooter Award for BB guns . . .
Amanda learning to dive and her first time in a canoe . . .
I'm sure how I'm feeling about volunteering right now is much like childbirth . . . over time your forget "the pain" . . . and I'll go back next year to do it again.
This quote keeps coming to mind . . .

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  1. Hahaha! My son starts kinder in August and am already trying to volunteer. And I hardly have time for anything ever.

  2. Hahaha this is hilarious. I "like" kids too, AKA will put up with then if you and I are frans, hehe. Oh but my own are cool for sure.... Most of the time. ;)
    And I say, let yourself have a slip up even for a couple of weeks! Just don't undo all the hard work you have put in since the beginning of the year. ;)