Writing Assignment 1
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” This is a quote that I follow and use to lead myself in my dedication and willingness to help others. I often feel like I own the world, for being so fortunate because my amazing parents have sacrificed so much to give me such ana better life, and for that I will always be humble, and help others. If everyone helped just one person in need or did something small to make someone happy, this world would be full with happiness and joy. While keeping that in mind, I have volunteered in numerous events and workplaces.
Most recently throughout the summer and currently, I have volunteered over hundred-twenty hours at Dr. Renaissance Women’s Hospital, inside the nursery, from relieving a nurse who hasn’t eaten in hours, carrying the baby who hasn’t stopped crying for twenty minutes, to congratulating the parents as I discharged the baby, this experience not only helped me reinforce my vision of myself that I wanted to work towards a job in nursing, but be a part of one of the most exciting parts in a parents life. This experience also gave me a huge sense of pride and accomplishment, which helped make me a better person by working on my tactfulness and
Another more simple, but highly proactive volunteer event, was a park cleanup! As mundane as it sounds, while picking up trash out in the beautiful park, I had a few hours to really reflect on myself
Although volunteering and serving others has its benefits, like everything in this world, it has its downsides. At some points I wonder if I put enough time for my personal life, relationships, friendships, and some alone time.