Stretch Out of My Comfort Zone
Some of the things that have made my commitment to AmeriCorps so amazing are to constantly feel that I am stretching, so much more than I ever would have done on my own. In any given week, there are many times that I have to step out of my comfort zone – into areas that include totally new experiences and people as well as developing existing skills and reconnecting with previous friends and interests. I guess that is a natural part of growing, but it's interesting to be so aware of it, while always keeping an eye out for serving and caring for others in the community. A lot of this stuff sure isn’t easy, but it’s really fun, we have so many good laughs everyday, and my service does feel very worthwhile. This year has been full of surprises and really exceeding my expectations.