Before I started volunteering I was often depressed and anxious, I was prescribed with medications to take for it as well. I would spend days in bed, curled up in a ball because I was so depressed. But after a while of volunteering I gained my peace of mind back, volunteering relaxed me and helped eliminate any negative feelings. The self-satisfaction one receives from helping another combats anxiety more than any medication ever could. Through this experience, I have also become more patient. I know now that not everything can happen quickly and every so often I must wait for things to happen.
Overall, volunteering at PACE has taught me more lessons than I ever believed possible. I have become a happier person and I appreciate life more than I did before. I have made new friends and conquered many obstacles, making me truly proud of who I have become. I plan to continue volunteering as long as my schedule allows me to. I cannot wait for the future of my volunteer work and for the experiences that will come with