Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I'm sick. I'm tired.

I am grateful for all of my healthy days. For those of you who don't know.. I don't get sick very often. This week has been a heck of a week. I am not quite sure what my ailment is but it consists of a sore throat, a dry cough, & extreme fatigue. I slept for 3-4 days straight.

Meaghan Windisch has been amazing. She got me all of the meds that you see in this picture. She has become a little sister to me in this house! Love her!

I'm about to make my way to ASU for recruitment! My energy level is still pretty low. My body has taken quite the beating from this illness. Sad day. I'm excited to see the girls and hope my energy picks up in time for recruitment! Recruitment will be no fun otherwise.

I'm hoping to bring you all good news regarding Gamma Rho's recruitment!

Friday, August 27, 2010

As You Travel Through Life


As you travel through life there are always those times
When decisions just have to be made,
When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce,
And the rain seems to soak your parade.

There are some situations where all you can do
Is simply let go and move on,
Gather your courage and choose a direction
That carries you toward a new dawn.

So pack up your troubles and take a step forward
The process of change can be tough,
But think about all the excitement ahead

There might be adventures you never imagined
Just waiting around the next bend,
And wishes and dreams just about to come true
In ways you can't yet comprehend!

Perhaps you'll find friendships that spring from new things
As you challenge your status quo,
And learn there are so many options in life,

Perhaps you'll go places you never expected
And see things that you've never seen,
Or travel to fabulous, faraway worlds
And wonderful spots in between!

Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection and caring
And somebody special who's there
To help you stay cantered and listen with interest
To stories and feelings you share.

Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing your friends
Are supportive of all that you do,
And believe that whatever decisions you make,
They'll be the right choices for you.

So keep putting one foot in front of the other,
And taking your life day by day...
There's a brighter tomorrow that's just down the road -
Don't look back! You're not going that way!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Inspire. Dream. Soar.

Sisterhood can be summed up in five short words: "We LIVE for each other." Regardless of differences, we strive shoulder to shoulder... We BELIEVE in each other, we LOVE one another and we support each other! We're not perfect but we're perfect for each other!

Delta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi is filled with extraordinary women. They had an amazing recruitment where they recruited 77 new Alphas bringing their Chapter total to over 200. We have been working hard to come up with some amazing plans for this year. The girls are very excited about the women in their new Alpha Class and we're trying to use that momentum to move forward and reach new heights. I have a few personal goals that go beyond my actual objectives. My biggest goal is to get girls to really build Sisterhood and to realize that their differences can actually be a positive. If they let go and allow themselves to be vulnerable, I think something really special could happen this year. I believe in these women and see great things for this Chapter. We just need them to believe in themselves! This is a task that I can handle! Inspire. Dream. Soar.

First Blog--link here.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Move In Day at U of A!!!!

I absolutely LOVE this. I love the look of it, the words: so simple but so impactful.

"Lead me. Guide me.
Walk beside me."

That's my motto as an LC I think. To make a difference and to inspire; not to command and do for them.

Things I learned/realized today!
  1. Don't print out 27 8X10's at CVS. I just spent $188.
  2. Who knew CVS had a huge liquor section?
  3. Should have brought a coffee maker!
  4. Broadway (my new favorite street) is getting even better. I mentioned yesterday that there is a starbucks, chic fil a and target all in the same plaza. Well also on this street is the CVS and JIMMY JOHNS!! (only my fave sandwich place EVER!)
  5. My food heaven continues: BJ's, Dunkin Donuts, Pei Wei, Jamba Juice... I just am loving my daily drives.
Things I accomplished:
  1. Completed my first run at U of A. Their campus is beautiful. 645 is a perfect time to go for a run. It's still light out, and the temperature is perfect!
  2. I completed mine and Regan's binder!
  3. I unpacked every ounce of my stuff.
  4. I created a nice photo mural on one of my walls!
Wish list continued:
  1. ipod clock/radio holder
  2. tv
  3. fan

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I'm leavin' on a jet plane... Don't know when I'll be back again

OOOOO how I love travel days. There is something so relaxing about an airport. I know most people would think I'm crazy, but when you have spent countless hours in an airport, you have to make the most of it! I love the people watching and the constant rush of it all.

When I was on my flight to ATL I started pondering. What if we were able to judge our Exit Row Participants? Could you imagine if the flight attendants asked for a vote when the people sat down in the exit row? I mean, after all they're responsible for my life. It makes sense to have a say, right? Just food for thought!

Things I realized today...

  1. How wonderful it is to not travel with two phones. (Especially when one is... let's just say "vintage" to be polite!)
  2. That the new LC's have it made. They get blackberries and are driving around in a G20 Infinity. WHAT? No mini van? What kind of experience are we providing for these women?
  3. You can never be too prepared or too experienced!! I definitely left my computer on the table at Cafe Intermezzo. I felt like I was missing my brain. Traveling on 3 hours of sleep isn't safe.
My accomplishments!
  1. Trip to Target. Check. (Everything at target was written in English and Spanish. interesting.)
  2. Purchase 80 hangers. Check. (This better be enough!)
  3. Get home without my GPS. Check.
  4. Get fingerprint for house access. Check.
  5. Unpack all of my crap. Check.
Things I enjoy about Tucson!
  1. There is a chic-fil-a, Starbucks, Toni and Guy, and target all within 5 minutes.
  2. The Sisters that I have met are fabulous!
  3. Everything is fairly close to campus which is very nice!

Wish list
1. ipod player/clock
2. TV

"Seasons change, so do cities. People come into your life and people go, but it's comforting to know: the ones you love are always in your heart and if you're very lucky, a plane ride away." Michael Patrick King