Portraits of Tammie

May 03, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Tammie was the last of my Over 50 with Maggie participants in the Fall 2023 celebration... and I was thrilled to be able to include this champion of service.

Her story:

My name is Tammie Mullins-Rice and I live in Virginia Beach, Virginia but I am originally from Baltimore, MD. I am 60 years old, and I am the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator for Sentara Enterprises. While I was raised in Baltimore, my family roots extend north to New York and south into both Carolinas.  I grew up very close to my cousins. After college, I moved to San Diego met my husband and started my life as a Navy wife. I have two adult children and have spent the last 30 years working in the nonprofit field, with the majority in volunteer management.

Have your values changed over time? No. I still value time with my family, friends, and church. Two major changes in my life were my divorce and the loss of my parents. The change for me was recognizing I matter, and it is okay to do things that make me happy. I will go to the movies, concerts, or events on my own. Bucket list items include: traveling to historic, iconic sites or National Parks with my daughter. Two big ones were the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls.  Most recently, we toured the National Volcano Park in Hawaii; my son joined us on that trip.

I would like people to see me as consistent and fair. Willing to listen and work on a solution. My favorite trait: my flexibility. I am always willing to see the other side or point of view. I may not always agree but I will listen and consider other’s opinions.

What is the one piece of advice would you give your 20-something self? Change your major to computer science.

“Life is short - don’t waste a minute being unhappy.”

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