Why I volunteer: Shawnee

When I first discovered Mighty Pens, it was through the lovely and talented writer Susan Dennard and her partner in crime, Kat Brauer. I was immediately drawn to the aspect of volunteering for this organization. Helping people is something I love doing and to combine it with writing was the perfect potion, if you will. Being able to make a difference while enjoying writing to me is by far the best thing I’ve ever had. When I first started writing with the Mighty Pens, I was just doing nano writing/donation. Then it turned into wanting to help a bit more where I could and where I was needed the most. 

I can honestly say it’s the best experience I’ve ever had. I can’t imagine a time without being with them. The friendship, comradery, it really feels like a family to me, not just a bunch of writing people getting together each year. 

Would I recommend Mighty Pens to others to participate in? Yes! Hands down. It’s really been one of the most rewarding, best experiences of my life. But what I’ve said so far isn’t the only reason to join them. There’s really a group of true friendships there, and games daily with our resident game mistress of the Wordle Abigail Welborn. If you’re having a bad day, the pens are there to show you support and virtual ear and shoulder.

 A perfect group of individualistic minds, who can share two things in common, even in disagreements. We love to write; we love to help people and okay, three we love to make friendships. That’s why I joined the Mighty Pens and I haven’t regretted that day yet. I highly recommend giving volunteering a try, even if you don’t think it’s for you. 





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