April 2014


Y’all I am BEYOND excited about this summer.  This is going to be the best summer I have ever had and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you.

First off, closing is in 11 days. Yep 11 days. But before I can get to that I have to get past 3 tests, 1 paper, and a poster board session. I know that I can do it!

In just 19 short days I will be boarding a plane for China! It’s hard to imagine that in less than 3 weeks I will literally be on the OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD! I have a lot of concerns about leaving the country but that’s for a different post, this one is all about the AMAZING OPPORTUNITIES that I have been given.

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24 hours after I get back from China, I will be heading to Florida. Yep, Florida. I get to spend 6 beautiful weeks in the Sunshine State completing my internship.

I’ve never been more than 2 hours from home and this summer I will be halfway across the world and then 15 hours from where my family is. Talk about scary!

I know that this summer is going to be the most perfect summer because I am going to be able to grow as an individual and as a student affairs professional.  If I had never realized that student affairs is what I want to do the rest of my life, I wouldn’t have been given these amazing opportunities.

Many people have been there for me and supported me in this journey and I can’t thank them enough for everything that they have done for me.

My summer of growth starts in just 11 days…

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This week I am on duty and it has been a week. A friend has decided that the duty phone is a horcux because when people have the phone they get REALLY grumpy and angry. And boy has that been me this week.  It’s just normal duty things: lockouts, broken windows, leaks in lobbies, and doors not opening. But for some reason this week has completely drained me!  Maybe it’s because I live in Arkansas and there has been threats of severe weather and tornadoes but poop on this week!

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On the bright side here is a list of wonderful things about today:

  1. It is FRIDAY and that is always a beautiful thing!
  2. We have potential GA candidates here for their on-campus interviews.
  3. It’s a BEAUTIFUL day after last night’s storms.
  4. I have bubble wrap!
  5. I bought all kinds of Cadberry chocolates last night.
  6. I’m completely done with one of my classes until the final on May 1st.
  7. I get to watch an Extremely Goofy Movie for class.
  8. My Pandora station is playing AWESOME songs today.
  9. On Monday I get to take the Sword of Gryffindor and destroy this horcrux pass off the duty phone.