Friday, September 09, 2005

9/9 Impulsive

Impulsive, but well-meaning—that’s how I’d describe myself right now. I filled out the paperwork to volunteer for two weeks with the Department of Health and Human Services. They need social workers, especially those with disaster/trauma experience.

I feel like I’ve just been twiddling my thumbs while others work. That’s a difficult feeling, when you know you have needed skills.

My schedule is really full between now and the end of the year, but there’s only two things I can’t/won’t cancel. So I’d be able to fit in the two weeks—that is if work lets me go “with pay.” I don’t have enough vacation time. But we’re a very charitable company. It really is a company with a huge heart. We’re giving to charity all the time—both money and staff resources. So I think they might “donate” my time by paying me while I’m gone (if I get accepted). That’s the only way I can do this.

Guess I should have thought this all out prior to filling out the forms, huh? But then I wouldn’t have been impulsive, and the title of this blog entry would be a lie. And we wouldn’t want that, would we?

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