Wild & Wanderful

10 Reasons to Join.

WheelingKaty McKinleyComment

Angelica, Meghan and I are challenging ourselves to blog every day in May.  Want to join us?  Linkup below!  Today's prompt: List of 10 things.

Last night, the Wheeling Young Preservationists (WYP) held a pre-chili cookoff, cookoff.  Confused?  Well, you shouldn't be!  WYP will be entering into The Wheeling Chili Cookoff on June 6 and wanted to have a friendly competition, in order to choose the recipe that they will be using for the formal event next weekend.  Plus, the last Thursday of the month is usually a WYP Happy Hour and this was a fun way to mix it up, while still getting everyone together.

So in honor of spending some quality time with some amazing people last night, here is my list of...

Ten Reasons to Join the Wheeling Young Preservationists.

1.) You get to be a part of a community...and THE community.

2.) You are surrounded by like-minded people.  Pretty much at all times.

3.) You have an instant network of friends.  And people who will help you get things done.  And vise versa.

4.) It's family friendly.  Plus, you can teach your children from a very young age what it means to be proactive in your immediate surroundings.

5.) They do fun social events.  Like a chili cookoff!  And some of the group even has a Sunday-night kickball league that is open for anyone to join in on.

6.) You become excited by your own city.  And it's history.  And it's potential.

7.) Ever want to see change happen?  Well.  Now you get to see change and BE change.

8.) It's fun.  It gets you out of the house.  It mixes things up.  And gets you to start thinking on a larger scale.

9.) Creativity is encouraged.  And this group sparks a different level of creativity within you.  On as large or as small of a scale as you'd like.

10.) You'll feel more at home than you ever have, within a place that you've been calling home for a while.  Maybe your entire life.

Don't live in Wheeling or it's surrounding areas?  See if there is a group similar to WYP within your own city limits!  Preservation not your thing?  Then find something else that is purely volunteerism but that represents something you're passionate about.  It'll make you come alive.