I talk a big game. Or I pretend to. But I’m not nearly as confident as a lot of people make me out to be, and I’m far less helpful than I should be.
I’ve decided, at long last, to look into doing volunteer work. It’s been years since I did something unselfish that wasn’t for monetary gain or a physical challenge/race (last time I volunteered on a regular basis was 2003, I think).
Why I haven’t done it until now is because I am quite lazy. I could definitely find 5-10 hours a week to devote to something other than watching YouTube videos or staring at the ceiling not sleeping, but I get caught up in the ‘what skills would actually be useful to an organization? which ones need my help most? should I go local or international? what’s the most important issue that I would like to get involved in?’
Then I get overwhelmed and do nothing.
And I don’t want to get overwhelmed and do nothing, but all these things (and more) are important to me. How I decide where to devote my time and energy? Armchair activism isn’t enough, I’ve known it for years, so what should I do now?