Friday, June 7, 2019


One of the last pieces of a new life in Florida, was finding a volunteer opportunity.  As it turns out, I found two.  Volunteering has always been a part of my life and part of my last job was recruting and scheduling volunteers for a city wide event,  so I knew it was something I wanted to pursue here.  It's also a great way to meet new people and at the same time, give something back.

For the past few months, I have been a part of the HOA Landscaping committee in my new development.  We are in the process of taking control of the HOA from our builder, as they complete construction of the final homes.  I knew that this committe was something I would enjoy and we have already received really good feedback on some of the things we have completed.  We have been counting trees, as well as planting flowers in lovely planters at all our entrances, which for some reason the builder never completed.  Our next project is updating some plantings in the pool area and I can't wait to get my hands in the dirt.

Just yesterday, I started a volunteer opportunity outside my neighborhood and in the community I have grown to love.  In Venice, there are small parks everywhere, all with tropical, Florida style plantings.  Also, the downtown area is beautiful and filled with palm trees and flowers.  I joined a group called Keep Venice Beautiful and in conjunction with the garden club, we volunteer to do just that.  It was hot, sweaty work, but I loved every minute of it.  As a bonus, I'll learn a lot about Florida landscaping and plants and this Midwest girl is looking forward to that.

Just another couple of important pieces of my new life falling into place.  I would love to hear how you volunteer in your community, church, school, etc.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Good for you! I think it's really important to give back in some way. I knit and crochet for charity and also help cook dinner at a teen homeless shelter a couple of times a month.

  2. Life IS falling into place. And my! You're doing life right -- volunteering really DOES make a difference.

  3. It sounds like a wonderful way to help. Enjoy!

    1. I like to feel connected to the community I live in :-)

  4. This makes my heart warm! Giving to others always life complete!!

  5. Sounds like the perfect fit for you. I was talking about you last night at dinner. We are having fun on our beach vacation and I was telling everyone about your move to your new home. Have a beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!


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