A few weeks ago a friend of mine forwarded me an email about a workshop on resiliency geared toward helping volunteers remain strong over time. Back in early 2017, I started volunteering in my town's progressive group with helping to build non-partisan voting guides, getting the vote out and supporting an inclusivity policy in my school district for LGBTQ kids.
My family and I went down to the Outer Banks in North Carolina for our family vacation, but there was a twist. Our teenage son invited his friend and our daughter invited a friend along as well. Four kids and two adults for a week at the beach. You might think that it was a crazy idea, but all turned out well.