January 8, 2010
Hello! Ah, Saturday. I love Saturdays.
As I was saying in my earlier post, I work full time at a non-profit organization here in Australia. Its really difficult sometimes to be a volunteer, when you have lived most of your teenage/young adult life with a job and being able to get money to spend on anything that you want. Its been an amazing growing experience for me though! I am so grateful...but, with the job I have here in Australia, one of the main things I do here is work with a youth program called Youth Street. Its where we hang out with kids from within the city every Saturday from 2-10 PM. There is different teams that they can go on, such as dance, art, sport, music, skateboarding, ect. I am a leader on the art team! During this time you just hang out with the kids and speak life into them - most of the kids that come to this program come from broken homes, so Saturday is a nice escape for them. Its my favorite day of the week just to be able to hang out with them!
Today its been raining non stop. I was on my way to work and got caught up in a horrible rain storm. (Yes..I was walking..) so this was no fun. Im still, even after being here so long, struggling with what to wear each day. It was so easy when I lived in Canada because I would just put on a scarf and boots - and didnt care about what else went with those. Why does Australia have to be so hot?...Seriously, why am I even complaining?
I wanted to leave some pictures with you from Youth Street :) These have been taken over the course of the last 6 months.
I hope you all have an amazing weekend. x