Episode Forty Four

Finding my passion

Oct 2nd

Finding my passion

by Pamela

I was living in the Los Angeles area in 2007 and had a great job. I realized I prefer to pay back and went on the website Volunteer Match to look for volunteer work and found a training program for Rape Victim Advocates. I participated in a very intense but enlightening training and was then a volunteer advocate. I hate the reason I was needed but loved the work. I often thought "I wish I had more time to do this!" Well, be careful of what you wish for! Lol! In 2009, I lost my job! After I got over the shock and hopeless feeling, I immersed myself in my volunteer work. I moved back to Chicago and found Rape Victim Advocates and took their training to become a volunteer. I found my passion! It was helping survivors of sexual assaults! I was even accepted as their first legal intern at the age of 57! I've had to take a break and beat down cancer, but I'm back and happy to say that after taking some refresher classes I will be volunteering again!! I'll be working with my passion!

Oct 2nd

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