I was very nervous about this phone call because talking on the phone with an adult has always been a challenge for me. Whether it be a parent or not, I'm always awkward and usually don't know what to say. After finally getting up the courage, I called and didn't receive an answer. I left a message but couldn't help but feel that if was pointless because usually big businesses and places always answer the phone. The next day, I called three more times, so to say I was frustrated, was a very big understatement. So realizing I should check all details, I checked the phone number and confirmed it was correct before sending an email. I still have not heard back from the email, but maybe it was for the best. This part of the project made me very frustrated and exasperated, as this was my 'big break' to help children in the community.
This process definitely helped me grow in more ways than I can explain. I realized life is not all black and white. If you call someone, they are not going to always call back or answer. Some people just may simply not be interested in what you are seeking to do. I don't really know where to go from here. I have tried most ways of contacting the people that I think are most suited for the job and I have already gotten some of my friends from the swim team to help with the process. It is a real downer to stop dead in your tracks when it comes to something you are passionate about.