As many of you know, I am a slight overvolunteer (thanks Angela for the great word) I have been since I was in 6th grade. My parents instilled in me at a very young age to be a hard worker. Not only to be a hard worker, but to give back to the community in different ways. The summer of my 6th grade year is when I began volunteering with Girl Scout Day Camp in Canyon. I then began to volunteer with the education part of the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. I have spent countless hours volunteering on tons of different things. One of my favorite quotes is:
"Do something because you love it, not because you expect a reward."
When I moved to Irving it was even more important for me to be involved in different activities because I longed for the small community feel of my home town. I am so thankful that my parents taught me the importance of community and volunteering. They also taught me that even though not everyone appreciates what you do, it is the thought that counts... and not to stop what you are doing.