CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA
I typically check this site a couple of times a day. Call me compulsive, but I just love reading all of your comments, and of course the new posts from the day’s editor. So a few minutes ago (at 8:57pm) as I was waiting for Grey’s Anatomy to start, I checked in again, surprised to see the same post about eating at the DFS mall. Who forgot to put up their post today, I wondered???
And it took a full 23 seconds to realize that would be ME.
I also lost my ID card at the BX today. Got lost trying to find MonaKids. New puppy peed on the floor like 97 times. And my kids, who typically sleep for 2 hours AT LEAST in the afternoon, slept for about 45 minutes. But I did make some darn good eggplant parmesan for dinner, so the day wasn’t a total loss.
Anyways…. this gives me the chance to throw out a big question and ask you all to fill it in. I’ve been wanting to ask what you do on the voluntary side of life. So here’s my chance.
My husband likes to remind me that NAVY stands for never again volunteer yourself. And I also hear him throw around the phrase, “I was volun-told.” But I’m guessing some of you actually enjoy using your various talents and skills to help out the world in one way or another — whether it be leading a Girl Scout Troop or simply lending your neighbor a hand.
It seems that many of us are not working as we might be if we were Stateside. So I’m wondering how you fill the free hours of your days? Are their programs around the island that pull at your heartstrings where you’d like to get involved? Are there volunteer positions you wish existed that don’t? Are you already a part of a volunteer organization? Tell us! We want to be more than self-absorbed people — we want to reach out and make a difference in the world around us. Really, we do. Help us.