My week with Volunteer Odyssey gave me two things I desperately needed after months and months of job hunting: perspective and renewal. Through my experiences it became so clear to me how blessed I am. It becomes so easy to lose hope during the post-grad unemployment grind but through my experiences I saw people who have much steeper hills to climb but their hope remains. Their hope is inspirational.
This experience also taught me a lot about Memphis. This city will give you back as much as you are willing to give it. My experience showed me that while Memphis is a place of great struggle it is also a place filled with great hope. I know that my efforts in this single week did not change the world or even Memphis, but it made me realize that I can strive everyday to make a positive impact on the community around me.
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