Friday, May 25, 2007

Why did I choose to write about Volunteering?

I chose this topic because it is a big part of my life. It contains a lot of articles about what I do in the spare time that I have, and how big of an impact I have on someone else's life. I want to be able to share my experiences with others so that they can get a feel for what I do every summer. They can then take my experiences, and learn from them or decide to join in on the "fun" . I want to able to come to a place and write down my thoughts and feelings on what I do and the stresses that I have along the way. This blog helps me vent through my struggles and then some. Also, I like that fact that people can leave what they think on here and let me feed off of that for my next post. A lot of what I do involves volunteering. My job for example, is constantly doing fundraisers all year round for Operation Feed, Heart Walk, and plenty more organizations.

What made you chose this topic over anything else?

I chose this over anything else because it is a big deal. It is something that needs to be brought to the surface and people need to realize that with all the things in the world that has happened like hurricane Katrina and our war in Iraq, things are happening and people need help. Places and communities need rebuilt, so we need help. I just hope to open people's eyes to know that they don't just have to go to Katrina to volunteer. You can help your neighbor by carrying their groceries. It doesn't have to be complex.

What do you hope people learn from your writing?

In a way, I hope people get a sense of what volunteering is all about. I hope that people see what I have been through and know that it's not all about volunteering. It's about making a difference in someone else's life and also your own.


jessica myers said...

Hmm, I appreciate the Haiku Mr.Johnny.

It was quite hilarious. Imagining a heart actually growing appendages and walking around is quite humorous. Also, you need to specify a good time that I can sit down and have you see my paper, because I wanted sign up. Well I must go, english class calls but thank you for so much of your very own personal written entries on my blog.

Derek John Boczkowski said...


Well done. Very well put.


Johnny Haiku said...

"Why I Chose to Write About Volunteering"

it wasn't my choice
i hate choosing and writing--
it's my last haiku

jessica myers said...

WHy is this your last haiku? Makes me sad!:(

adesulu said...

Who said volunteering was easy. I think you did a good job of telling it how it is. Real recognize real and I can tell that you put a lot of work into your volunteering by what you do in your writing. There was great detail in your post. The one I like the most is the reasons that you gave for volunteering. When I think about volunteering all I think about is work. When I know that there isn’t any money involved I will leave it alone. You have shown me that it isn’t all about that. Anything that can change opinions and make you a better person I’m all for. The only thing that I wasn’t feeling was the colors. I don’t have anything against it is just that I had to point something out. Well good job and good luck in whatever you do. Stay strong.