I hope this is a blog


hey everyone, its been a while. I think i start every blog with "its been a while since i wrote a blog" haha. well i'm a busy man. It's not easy working full time, making such a large sum of money and trying to find places to spend it all. HEY i think the greatest thing i did this year was go to the Sundance film festival.

Getting in to it.


So I have finished 1/3rd of my year as a Vista. When I started I was very ambitious ready to sink my teeth into the community and my organization. I was on the brink of a new life and I did not know what to expect. I went to Boston and completed my PSO. I returned to Minneapolis and showed up to my organization on the next Monday.

Comment from danielle martin on May 12, 2007 - 1:16pm

Hey Derek,

Great insights on the first 1/3 of a VISTA year. I'm still waiting for my super VISTA powers to kick in myself, and I'm almost 20 months in!


Comment from Morgan Sully on October 8, 2007 - 6:05pm

I remember my first 'real' job out of college was working at a food bank. One of the most meaningful days I had was when the food bank director handed me the keys to the food bank - this is where the food to feed our whole community was held. Food that helped so many impoverished people get better (or at least get by). An equally moving day was giving those keys back when my term ended...