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Wednesday, August 18, 2010










Big Sister
Today, I decided to take a leap! I applied to the Big Brothers & Sisters of Phoenix. I have been wanting to get involved with a charity, and I decided that this was the one. My mom and I use to visit hospitals weekly and make jewelry with the kiddos and I have missed it so much! My mom is an AMAZING jewelry maker and she decided to combine her talents and started what we called...

"Bead Side Manner". Cheering up little kids is such an amazing feeling. When I was in High School, I mentored a group of girls and felt like it was something I was called to do. I get caught up in myself VERY easily, and my life lately has been all about Misty. Subsequently, I have felt like something was missing and my legacy was going to be a closet full of cute clothes and 5 bazillion hours logged to social networking sites...not so impressive! Today I have been thinking about when I was a teenager... Eh..Can we say brat and a half?! Ever since I was a toddler my Mom would make me promise that when I was a teenager, I would still think she was cool and still be nice to her. I remember thinking it was so crazy that I could think my mom was anything less than the coolest person EVER. well.. then Jr. High happened.. and High School.. I remember fighting with my Mom and she would say.. "BUT YOU PROMISED TO BE NICE TO ME!" and I would do the infamous "Misty Eye Roll" and stomp off. Yes, my mom was back to being the coolest person on the earth after HS graduation. But, being a teenager is rough business. I know that the problems I have now are more "serious" but I would argue that all my problems in Jr. high meant SO much more to me. I think that having a "Big Sister" would have made such a difference for me. Someone that I still thought was "Cool" that just built my confidence and loved on me. I can't wait to hear back!




6 comments:

Kristin said...

This is awesome!! I think im going to sign up as well!!

Misty Michelle said...

YAY! You'll have to let me know how it goes if you do!!! :)

♥lydia_isabelle♥ said...

that's so nice of you! mentoring others is really an awesome experience!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

How exciting! I had a friend who did this and she had a wonderful and rewarding experience! Good luck!

Mariposa said...

i have really enjoyed reading your blog, and i think this is an awesome thing for you to do! very inspiring! :)

Nicole said...

Aww, your mom seems like a lovely lady!

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