It's school vacation!
That being said, I've had a lot of time to think about Love, Anonymously since I've been home.
I miss writing posts and reading other blogs and doing good deeds. My first semester of college was very busy, and unfortunately, this project had to be placed on a back burner. I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to go back to posting everyday, but Love, Anonymously is still very, very important to me! I hope to be able to update every once and awhile. Of course, I still plan to finish all 365 acts of kindness, no matter how long it takes me!
Maybe I haven't been able to keep up with my posting here, but that doesn't mean I haven't tried to keep up the Love, Anonymously spirit! At school I volunteer 10 hours a week working with the homeless population. It has been an absolutely incredible experience, and I recommend it to anyone who has the time. Homelessness is not something I saw in my hometown growing up. It wasn't something I understood, although I thought I did. I thought I knew what I was getting myself into when I signed up to volunteer, but I didn't. I didn't expect the prevalence of mental illness or the drug abuse or the prostitution, and I certainly did not expect to meet so many young people, my age or younger, living on the streets of a city that has forgotten they are there.
Today's challenge is to have a conversation with a homeless man or woman. Spend a day or a year volunteering at a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter, find a way to strike up a conversation. Be polite, but don't be afraid to ask questions. They have truly incredible stories to share.