Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ok, now I'm excited

For the first semester in all the time I have been in college, I am actually excited for my classes!
They really seem to be lining up with the changes in my life I wrote about wanting to make and they are very applicable to my work life.
In my last post, I wrote about my entrepreneurship project that I have to do, and now I have another project that I am even more excited about.
Going into my Responsible Management class I had no idea what to expect. I figured it would be another boring class about ethics and how to make money without breaking the law. How surprised was I when I found out the class is mostly about working in/with Nonprofits???
The majority of this class revolves around a Service Learning project that we have to do in which we work with a Nonprofit in the community on a service project for at least 25 hours throughout the semester.
Perfect! I have been wanting to do some work with a Nonprofit besides the Y, I just have never been able to find the time to do it. Well, this comes with a grade, so now I have to find the time.
I plan to docment whatever we do on here, so follow along on the journey if you want to. Our group is choosing the organization we will work with this week. I have compiled a list of a few that I want to work with and we will see where we go from there.
Very much looking forward to this semester, even though it will be a lot of work.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Entrepreneurship project

This semester I am in a class called Intro to Entrepreneurship. As one of my big projects throughout the semester I have to come up with an idea to write a venture proposal for. Well, I was inspired by my roommate Laura and the many, many blogs I follow and I think I am going to write a venture proposal for clothing for kiddos with special medical needs. Anything ranging from monitors to g-tubes to being in hospital beds with many wires and tubes. So many of these parents have had problems finding cute clothing to put their child in that works with the tubes and wires and, although I am not a parent, I can understand how disheartening this might be. So this semester I will be doing some research on what types of clothes or clothing items might be best for these children. If you have any experience with this, I would really appreciate your input. You can either comment on here or email me at Thanks in advance for your help!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Going into 2011

I have gone into 2011 with a new attitude. One that I hope to keep past Monday. We will see how that goes…
I want to make a difference. I want to be able to help people. Now I know I can, and do, do this through the YMCA every day. However, I want something different. I have been looking into a few different young professional groups and I want to join the Ronald McDonald House Charities Tomorrow’s Leaders when I graduate in December. (You can read about them here)  I have had them in mind for a while, but I want to wait until I graduate so that I am able to devote the time to it that I should. I am looking into volunteering with other organizations as well. I don’t want to try to jump in at the top, I want to start small and grow from there.
So again, if you have any suggestions, any ideas as to what organizations I could work with, anything, please feel free to share it with me. I would greatly appreciate it!