Finally! After having this on my list of things to do the moment I turned 18, I can finally cross it off. It was also on my list of 30 things to do before I am 30, so two birds with one stone 🙂 It was something I have always wanted to do, but it also really terrified me. You see, my dad used to give blood all the time with no problem pretty much every time he was allowed, whereas my mom can’t fill up a bag and has passed out. I wasn’t sure which one I would take after.
In the end, I filled my bag, didn’t faint and maybe helped save someone’s life. My mom was there with me the whole time, only slightly laughing at the prospect of me ending up just like her. And the employee who came to make sure I was doing my job properly was super nice.
Afterwards, I spent the day playing bocce, ladders and hanging out with extended family. Perfect end to a productive day 🙂
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”