As my social media followers know, the Slagle household has grown this Summer. Grown in a cute, furry, paws all over the place kind of way. My dog Minnie passed away earlier this year after a struggle with lymphoma. She was 5. Minnie was Merry's twin sister, and these were the most beautiful Australian Shepherds I had ever seen. Upon Minnie's passing, we loved on Merry a whole lot. Let me tell y'all, this girl is getting spoiled. However, there was no doubt that we could feel an emptiness in the house.
Jun 27, 2016
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Jun 20, 2016
I know the Summer, for students anyways, is all about making money, going on incredible trips, or relaxing on your own. I know I take it as a break from my classmates - too much of a good thing y’know? But it’s easy to forget that there are other people out there either in need of some help or who are trying to make a difference in the world that need help accomplishing their goals. (the way I think of it... we can either get out and volunteer for the good of humanity, or take the Phineas and Ferb approach and build crazy cool inventions - also for the good of humanity, or relax by doing things like watching Phineas and Ferb, losing countless brain cells and senselessly snacking.
As students, we have to turn in a certain number of hours before the end of each school year in order to receive certain privileges or benefits. Most just sign up for your basic volunteer type activities that first come to mind when thinking about community service. Local food kitchens and shelters, picking up trash, YMCA or other Summer program with children, or various activities at their parents' work places. I'm not saying these things are bad. They're great actually! However, you can use volunteering to your advantage for applications and building your resume and have even more of a fun and lasting experience at the same time. And even if it's not required of you to volunteer in your community, you definitely should. It can be a humbling experience that could possibly change your life as well as look amazing on your resume.
Jun 16, 2016
Let's take this back to the beginning... or at least earlier on in my lifetime.