Hello, web world friends, my name is Ariana Glantz and I am a recent transplant to the 901 community. I came to Memphis straight from college hoping to join a vibrant community full of thoughts, actions, and people ready to shake things up. All of the above are definitely present in Memphis and now its time for me to find where I fit in! Due to a man that was probably born networking, I had the great fortune to meet Sarah and learn more about Volunteer Odyssey (VO). For a recent resignee, the chance to make the newly freed time I have mean something more than catching up on shows on Netflix was like a godsend. I leapt at the chance. So, friends, here we are. Getting ready to embark on a Volunteer Odyssey.
The butterflies in my stomach are doubling every minute but I am beyond pumped. I can’t wait to see parts, people and programs of Memphis that I probably would have never had the chance to see. By participating in VO, I not only hope to find my where I belong in the community but to learn as much as possible so that I can turn the favor around and help others trying to figure out how they can contribute to the grit and grind of Memphis.