Volunteers taking on 2018!

Teresa Fuller and Kelsey Overley here! Welcome back to the blog and sorry that it’s been a while! Hopefully we can keep up with the blog more this year and keep you all updated as much as possible!

This year, we have decided to set different goals for ourselves. We picked a wide range of topics (work, health, education, etc.) and set specific goals in each of them. We also chose the hardest ones and developed questions we can ask one another in order to keep each other accountable (“so, what have you done this week to meet this goal?”).

Why did we decide to set these goals? In our work here we want to continuously grow and develop, both individually and as an organization. By setting goals we clarify our vision of who and what we are going to become. Individually, we want to have purpose in our actions and our methods – we don’t just want to continue doing the same things the same way, we want to find new ways and improve our existing good habits. As an organization, goals help us to focus on our direction and purpose.

A few of Teresa’s goals:

In 2018 I am going to spend more time researching how to better fulfill my job here (teaching, etc.) and developing the appropriate skills.

In 2018 I am going to exercise twice a week.

In 2018 I am going to actively seek ways to be better connected with the community, and participate in regular social groups.

A few of Kelsey’s goals:

I would like to keep a journal to help process how and where i am in my volunteer process along with having something to look back on for memories.

This year I plan on working out on the weekdays and running at least three times a week.

Finally, read more about Nicaragua/World news along with going out of my way to ask questions to learn more.

We’re hoping that this year will be full of experiences to look back on,  learn from and to laugh about later on in life.  Also, stayed tuned because another goal we have is to take a trip somewhere once a month! So get ready to hear about some neat adventures!


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