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Hirons Volunteers: Big Brothers Big Sisters – Part One


01.09.19
IN Agency Life

Not to brag, but I volunteer and love doing it

Recently, after determining I wasn’t ready to have a child of my own, I also realized I probably need to start thinking about someone other than myself.

Ground-breaking realization, I know. Thank you.

While I immensely enjoy being a big sister to my biological sibling, she doesn’t need me as much these days. She says otherwise, but I think she’s just being nice.

Fast forward three years, and I am very happy I joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. When I started in the program, I knew I would most align with a girl. When I called to inquire about joining, they let me know teenage girls can be hard to place. Looking back at myself as a teenager, I totally get why. My parents would probably concur.

I decided I would accept the challenge and give myself a healthy dose of, well, myself. However, my Little is so much cooler and way less dramatic than I was 15 years ago. You know, I thought teens were all running wild, addicted to social media and actively pursuing YouTube stardom.

I was very wrong.

My Little loves her family, friends, school and animals. She is very motivated for her future – especially college. I can’t blame her – college was, you know, pretty great.

Upon matching with her, my goal has always been to see her to college. She tells me she wants me to come visit her in college, and I assure her she will be way too busy with school and having fun to remember me. However, I do recall quickly “remembering” any person who wanted to take me to Olive Garden, Applebee’s or Outback Steakhouse when I was broke and in college. So, maybe talk of a Blooming Onion after she darts off to college in a year and half will jog her memory.

She has shown me how optimistic teens are in 2018 or maybe she just hasn’t discovered Nirvana, Radiohead or Alanis Morissette yet. Whether we are doing an activity or just aimlessly driving around and chatting, we have a great time. I love her open-mindedness, hearing her opinions and seeing her personality and sense of humor develop year-to-year.

Would I recommend others joining BBBS (that is the abbreviation for those not in the know)? One hundred percent emoji sign — yes. It is very fun, extremely fulfilling, and it has even made me apologize to my parents about my teenage behavior.

Stay tuned for Hirons next BBBS edition to hear why other staff members joined. You may even be inspired to join yourself!

If you are already interested in joining or learning more about the program, you should check out http://www.bebigforkids.org/.

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