18 December 2009

i found an ad for advocacy work - helping people fill out forms and appeal things - and am wondering whether i could hack it. i'm not scared of psychotic homeless people, but i am wary of my reactions to drugs, violence, and manipulative behavior. i'd bet there are pretty normal people dealing with unfair or not well accounted for situations. it could be a way of getting to know well how the community downtown works and becoming really good at problem solving. it would be a concrete and practical way of helping people, and i find those things satisfying. i'm not sure how i'd handle the stress. it feels like jumping in the deep end. thoughts? I'm thinking I'm for Hausmanization.

4 comments:

Soren Lorensen said...

I think yes


it does sound like jumping in at the deep end

but it sounds like something that you won't be able to get out of your head until you do it

so you better do it

wrenna said...

maybe. there are a bunch of other things too. but i should probably phone and find out how involved it would be.

thesundaygap said...

Gather information! Meet the people involved and let them meet you. You'll figure out if it's right for you

wrenna said...

thank you sunday :)