I read something earlier this year about questioning yourself before committing to something, to anything actually.
If your initial response isn’t a “Hell YES!” Then it’s a NO. 👉Thank you my girl Rachel Hollis.
Because let’s face it we all have a lot on our plates and I want to do things that give me energy not steal it. After all, our time is valuable.
Recently I received a phone call from Terry the lovely coordinator of Friends Of Puketoki Reserve, who told me they were struggling to get any young blood to volunteer for their community pest control project. I have had a lot to do with the group and the reserve through my conservation work and so found myself saying “HELL YES” to Terry before he even thought to ask me. The timing was right, my kids are old enough, I have an interest, I know the kids will enjoy it. We can get into the forest as a family on a regular basis and give back to our community. Yes, we’re in.
Of course time is an issue. However I am an ideas type of gal, so I asked if I could share the trap line with a few families, that way it wouldn’t be too much of a huge time commitment to anyone. Two hours, once every 6 weeks. Yes that’s doable.
And so now we have begun, and I have two other families on board who are also excited to be doing this. PLUS we are getting our kids out into nature on a regular basis and you know that’s got to be good for them!
If this is something you like the sound of I encourage you to have a conversation with your friends and see if it’s something they too would like to be involved in and then find out more about your local community group. Win win🏆
Nga mihi Tammy