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What’s your passion?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Uncategorized |

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I never thought I would be where I am. Being involved with a Pregnancy Resource Center was not the plan I had for my life. My plan was a degree in Dance, a contract with a dance company, and when I got too old to perform on the stage I would teach dance and pass the torch to the next generation. I spent every minute I could in a dance studio taking classes or as a teacher’s assistant. I was very passionate about dance.
I first became aware of Turning Point in 2008. One of my friends surprised me by asking what I did with my free time, which she already knew the answer, DANCE! She asked if I would consider being a volunteer for an organization called “Turning Point”. A few weeks later she asked me if I’d thought about it, I said before I would make a decision I wanted to know more. She asked me to meet her the next week to tour the facility and get more information.
I remember going there and praying that no one I knew would see me and ask what I was doing there. I was reluctant because I didn’t really want to get involved in something as messy as unplanned pregnancies, I wondered “what would others think?”, and more importantly it didn’t fit into my plans. I met with my friend and got a tour and sat down to talk with her. She told me about the services Turning Point offered and what the vision was for the future. She was very passionate about her involvement and helping the men and women that came in for services. I left with a binder of information and an application. I had no idea at the time how that conversation would change my life.
I still wasn’t sure if I wanted to be involved, but everywhere I went I started seeing ads for Turning Point. I ran into situations where I needed to be educated about what Turning Point did and how I could help my peers when the topic of pregnancy came up. So I told my friend I would become a volunteer. I found out when the next training was and completed it in 2009.
An opportunity to be a dance teacher came up and I accepted the position. I adored being a teacher and still volunteered my one shift a week at Turning Point. Fast forward to early summer of 2012. I found out that I would no longer be needed as a dance teacher because of low attendance and class restructures. I hadn’t told anyone that had happened, and went to my shift at Turning Point feeling pretty blue, questioning what I was going to do next. When I got there, I was offered a job to be the receptionist at Turning Point. Funny how when one door closes another opens! I found a deeper passion for what I do now than when I was dancing. I am passionate about helping men and women, seeing lives rebuilt, giving hope, seeing families make it in spite of hard choices and giving them the tools and support they need to be successful.
Maybe you’re like I was and reluctant to join Turning Point because of the opinion of others or maybe it doesn’t fit in with your plans. Please consider getting involved it really could change your life. If you want more information on how to be involved call us at 307-733-5162, stop in to chat, or email us at info@turningpointjh.org .