July 2012


I’m stressed. Really really stressed. This is a very busy time of year for people in the Housing community and I am no exception. I’ve had a few meetings but mostly it’s me preparing for my new role as a Hall Director. Don’t get me wrong I am SUPER excited about this but I’m also stressed about it. I was on call this last week so I didn’t get out much and that was starting to wear me down and then…the greatest thing that could have happened, happened.

A little boy that I’ve known since the day he was born pulled up in a car to see his momma. As soon as he saw me out the window he got the biggest grin on his face. It was awesome. Then his momma got him out of his carseat and he ran and gave me the biggest hug that he could give me. It pretty much knocked me down. This kid is awesome and I was just so happy that he did that.

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Doesn’t he look like he would be fun to hang out with?

It might not seem like much but it always takes him forever to warm up to me so seeing his reaction was exactly what I needed. We played in the “alligator” (aka: elevator) and we went up and down some stairs. To him it was quite an adventure and I was having a blast for those 10 minutes.

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The theme of this summer is moving on up (or down to the basement apartment). I have moved 2.5 times this summer.  I say “.5” because I’m not completely finished moving into my new apartment yet, but almost. There are a few things I have learned from this experience that I thought I would share with the world.

1. Moving is not fun.  There is lots of lifting heavy boxes and going up and down stairs. Did I mention my old apartment is on the 3rd floor of a building with no elevator. No fun.
2. Friends who help you move are awesome. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my friends. Well I would have but it would have taken me twice as long every time.
3. Moving from a single residence hall room to an apartment has created lots of challenges. Example: There are too many doors and too many places to put things. I feel like I’m going to accumulate junk for no reason other than to fill space.
4. Dump trucks come at 2 in the morning. And they are REALLY loud. So are trains. And cars blasting music. And ambulances.
5. Having 2 of everything is not always a good thing. You run out of space fast.
6. I’m easily scared. Examples: ice machines in freezers dropping ice, people keying into your apartment at 9am for no reason (I still live on a college campus this is semi-normal), random noises from other rooms that just freak me out.

I think that’s all I’ve figured out for now. I’ll try to post a picture after I get all moved in and settled, but knowing me I will probably forget!

Oh well RA Training starts in a couple of weeks. I’m super excited, it’s going to be great!