It’s not that I hadn’t volunteered before Food For Lane County, but to say that volunteering was part of who I am (was?) would have been incorrect. Fast forward to the present, and I can confidently say that I find volunteering – at least at FFLC – immensely rewarding. At FFLC it’s easy to see the measurable difference that my volunteering makes, and I believe in the organization’s mission. On top of that, the volunteering itself is fun!
But on a more meta level, this experience has changed my outlook on how I want to spend my time. I’m not interested in being a full-time volunteer, but I am pretty sure that I want volunteering to be a relatively constant thread throughout my life. Change number one.
And veganism. Our thirty day experiment isn’t over yet, but it’s been surprisingly easy to not eat animal products. I’m not sure that I have a real problem with eating some animal products, but I’m leaning pretty strongly toward avoiding eating animals even after our experiment is up. That’s another thing that I never would have expected. Change number two.
I wonder what change number three is going to be.
posted by yair