I’ve had two main goals since graduating from college: get a job in radio broadcasting and find a long term volunteer opportunity. Well, I found a great job working here at QMIX, so onward to my next goal, to find a volunteer organization that I really cared about. I was drawn to Big Brothers Big Sisters because I’ve been lucky enough to have a handful of mentors and I wanted to pay it forward and be that person for someone too.
I’ll be honest, the day I found out that I was going to be a Big was more exciting than the day I got the job here. (Don’t tell my boss!) I’ve only been a Big since November, but I can say that it has been such an interesting experience! I use the word ‘interesting’ because I didn’t expect to learn so much. I also wasn’t prepared for how simple it would be. I filled out my application to be a Big with angst because I was excited to get started, but overwhelmed at the thought of not having enough time. Or not knowing what to do when my Little and I were together. Being a Big has certainly been equal parts easy and rewarding because of all the support I receive from the BBBSCI staff.
Lakya is 12 years old, and just like I was at that age, she is shy and soft spoken at first, but incredibly goofy and creative once she’s comfortable. We enjoy doing anything that involves being creative: movies, art, music, theater, and playing our favorite game, “Would You Rather?” For example, “Would You Rather have a bowl of spiders dumped on your head or sleep in a bed of snakes?” Good luck choosing, because both of those are horrifying!
I am so grateful to be a part of BBBSCI and I cannot wait to see my Little grow into a super confident and creative woman!
Live in Johnson County and interested in becoming a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana? Go here! BeBigForKids.org
See you all at Bowl for Kids’ Sake on March 7th!