over at the Baking Gals Round Four is well under way. i know i've been going on and on lately about these two specific causes that are near and dear to me. but really, if you can't be passionate about a few things in your life, then what are you doing with yourself and your Life? i'm just saying.
for round 4 i'm playing hostess. it is my honor to present my team's soldier: Amie.
this is what she wrote about herself:
I love to play sports (soccer is my favorite), volunteer, write poetry, listen to music, play the drums, keyboard and I enjoy the outdoors. I learned young to really appreciate life and take hold of everything you have because you may wake up one day to find it completely gone. I have volunteered for many different organizations, such as YWCA, worked with a juvenile detention facility (girls), Bay County Sheriff's Office Explorers, a rehabilitation facility (trama and Alzheimer patients), just to name a few. I love to volunteer and help out in anyway I'm needed.
My goal is to get my degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in At-Risk Youth Specialization. I want to work with at-risk youth in Florida. They really don't receive the help they need and I would love to be a part of their rehabilitation.
I am single, no dependents, no boyfriend, no husband, currently. I am 22 years old. My birthday is December 20th. I am a Public Affairs Specialist in the Army, which is a photojournalist. I joined the Army in August 2005 for an enlistment period of 5 years. I would like to join ROTC and become an officer after my current enlistment, but I may change my mind between now and then.
I'm not much of a reader, which you may find rather humorous since my job is news. Lol However, the books I like to read are ones about childhood abuse or struggles and the positive lessons and obstacles that were overcome to become a wonderful person in society. (Ex: A Child Called "It" along with the series by Dave Pelzer)
Ship Week will begin October 30th and continue through November 10. you must ship between those dates, as Amie (and all soldiers participating in this) will be on the lookout for the packages. they will not accept any random packages before or after those dates. if you're interested in joining my team, please head over to the Baking Gals site, register and sign up! EASY!
i currently have 8 wonderful bakers on my team:
Debbie and Jamie
if you require any inspiration or ideas on what to ship over theres, let me know. if i don't know the answer i will find the answer for you. if you require some nudging or persuasion, remember this: what they're doing over there makes it possible for you to be with your loved ones as the weather turns colder, and the leaves change color. they make a lot of things possible for us all. cookies are the least *i* can do for them in return.
"I understand it's a long road to peace, he said, but I'm still hoping to get a ride part way because I'm so out of shape from the 90's." ~The StoryPeople
there's still a few days left to vote on the Boobie Bake Off. it's just $1.
today's soundtrack: Tracy Chapman, Talking about a Revolution
"They're talkin about a revolution/It sounds like a whisper..."