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Goals for my 27th Year – Part 5

I turned 27 Monday, and though I know it’s not really old, for some reason it kind of freaks me out. I think it’s the realization that I’m so close to 30, again these things are not important and it’s all in my head, but still.

In honor of my irrationality, I’ve decided to post one goal a day for the next five days. These goals are things I want to accomplish by my 28th birthday. I hope that by putting these out into the public eye, I’ll be able to accomplish them. The first post in the series can be found here, second here, third, fourth.

Note: It has been pointed out that these goals should actually be for my 28th year. Since I turned 27, I am actually on day 5 of year 28 not year 27. The lesson is, of course, that I am not to be listened to.

I've spoken to a few of you regarding these goals and told you of what they were. Unfortunately, I decided to change one due to some potential concerns. If you are curious about this, let me know and I'll tell you, I just won't post it here.

I still have a goal though and it's to try and volunteer more. Currently I donate to a few charities and serve as a volunteer board member of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Volunteering and donating are fairly new to me, I did a bit of volunteering here and there in college but I didn't make a habit of it.

I've decided to try and change that. I really enjoy working with the orchestra to help them put on events, and I feel like I should give back to my community more than just donating financially. Not only that, but volunteering is a great way to make new connections with people who share your interests.

At this point, I'm not sure where I want to try and volunteer. I'm starting to really enjoy some of the museum's around town and have considered looking into volunteering at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts or another museum. I could also volunteer at some other non-profit organization that serves the community.

I feel like this is something I should really work on now as I have the freedom and time to volunteer. I'm not going to set any hard goals for this, but by putting it out there in the hope that if I have if look back and realize I'm still just doing the same thing, I put more effort into finding someplace that I would enjoy giving my time to.