This week I volunteered as a mentor to a rising 4th grader at quilt camp sponsored by the Southeast Quilt & Textile Museum in Carrollton, Georgia. It was very worthwhile and exactly what I myself envisioned doing in retirement. My little mentee was so excited about the thought of returning next year to make an even bigger quilt!
I will gladly do it again, although next time, I’ll opt for the a.m. session. Traffic was a beast this week going late mornings. One day, I actually spent more time commuting than I spent with my mentee. Yes, the cost of gas was a consideration given the 90 mile roundtrip each day. However, it was totally worth it to me. Besides, the $65.00 I spent on fuel to volunteer will benefit others more than spending that $$ in a quilt shop on stuff I don’t need.
My mother did suggest I think about turning the week into a mini-vacation for myself – stay somewhere local Tuesday & Wednesday nights and commute the rest of the week. She has a point. I would love to spend a couple of afternoons exploring the downtown area and nearby lakes.