It seems a little premature to announce that I’ve decided to become a member of the same volunteer ambulance organization that Dawg is part of, since I have to go through an interview process and be accepted, but could actually be rejected as a new member. I’m going to take the jinx risk and let the universe know about this before it becomes a sure thing.
It’s a world I will be honored to be a part of if they let me in. A lot of the people who volunteer there are my family without the blood relation, I feel very comfortable there, and I’ve done everything for them from raising money to washing dishes to directing traffic to waving in parades. I’ve attended memorials, dedications, celebrations, award shows, fundraiser events, and blood drives. What I haven’t done yet is dispatch or ride on the ambulance to go save a life or stick a Band-Aid on a boo-boo.
I don’t actually know if I have it in me to be on the ambulance, but secretly I hope I have what it takes to be in the back helping someone be stable enough for transport to the hospital. I think I want to be part of this world. And I’m willing to lose my $10 bet with Dawg that I won’t be on the back of that bus by June 12, 2012.
Me and Dawg working the Austin Street Fair
June 12, 2011
No intention of quitting the day job. I just need something… more.