On Thanksgiving I was thinking about all I was thankful for. Of course, on the top of that list were friends, family, and having a good job where I’m learning a lot about non-profit work. As I kept going down the list, I realized how much I’ve taken having a good home for granted.
Originally, I’m from a suburb of Richmond, Virginia, right next to the Short Pump Mall. I lived in a very well to do neighborhood. Essentially, I didn’t want for anything. All throughout my college experience I was comfortable living in dormitories on campus and when something broke, it was immediately fixed. I studied about the world and looked at how other people lived and what they stood for, but there was and still is a disconnect between the life I live and how other people have to live their lives. I moved to Washington County as a part of the AmeriCorps Vista Program where I volunteer and work full time with Habitat.