Sunday, November 30, 2008

Going to the Farm

Today I am headed to the farm. I have a hard time reconciling the time off I take from work and school for this volunteer activity but it really calls to me. It is the one place in my life where I feel as though I make a real difference.

I love that I go to the farm with my niece, Amanda, and sometimes my niece, Brynn. Amanda is so self confident at the farm, different than she is in any other setting. I relax around her there because she seems more self confident. I worry less about her. I wish she could transfer that self confidence to other parts of her life and use it rather than that fake teen cockiness that drives me nuts.

Here I go again: off to the farm, with a school book in the car to remind me of my guilt over postponing school work for this activity. It is only 4 hours but I feel the pull to get back to work every second.

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