Originally posted February 28, 2007
I DID IT
Current mood: ecstatic
Very, very, VERY few people knew I was going for this. I was very much afraid of rejection.
For once I’m not being a drama queen. Thankfully.
Remember the night I thought I was going into ‘exile’ because of what happened at the location of my cribbage league (just before Christmas)?
Well when I came back to my senses, my Irish self said no way am I going to lose. I’ve been wanting to help people anyways. I’ve been fortunate. I’ve gained, not lost friends. I kept my two jobs, plus my racing jobs.
I decided to pay it forward and actually do something about it. I talked to Anne Boedecker about where I could be of help to others. She gave me a lead. A group called Manchester Outright. This group helps 13 – 22 year old gay, lesbian, bi, transgender and questioning youth. Granted I know zero about gay/lesbian or bi, but how different could it be? I know the struggles.
I applied and had a vigorous background check, from called references to police records and a tough written interview.
Today at about 4:15, I got an e-mail welcoming me and telling me I’ve been approved to be facilitator for the group. Same night as my cribbage league. Was anyways.
Not a big deal to most. But if I can help one life, I’ll be ecstatic. If I can help two or more…….