Archive for February, 2013

What I’ve been up to

There’s not a really good reason why I haven’t been writing. I just haven’t felt like it mostly. I’ve been busier than usual, but not so busy that I don’t have time for sitting on my butt when I get home from work. I’ve mostly been capitalizing on my right to be lazy. I know don’t normally talk a lot here too specifically about my life details too much, but here’s a little sample of what I’ve been up to.

Junior League. I’ve been a league member for 3 years now, and this year I was selected to be a committee chair. So I coordinate a small group of women. Our committee fulfills our service hours by working on a projects involving CASA and CPS kids.

Sorority. I’ve been my local Alpha Chi Omega alumnae club president for almost 5 years, but in the fall I also was asked to become chapter advisor. This responsibility has really come with a learning curve, and right now since I’m still so new, it’s like taking on a part-time job. It’s part mom, part cheerleader, part friend, part therapist, part organizational skills instructor.

Teaching. In the fall, I also taught a brand new freshman seminar class. Even though I work with college kids daily, the class was a challenge in creating and executing. It was fulfilling, challenging and eye-opening. Some kids truly aren’t ready for college, but they’ve been told their whole life to graduate high school, go to college, and then they’ll get a high paying job. When reality is far different. (I have many more feelings about higher education, but I’ll spare you!) I’m not teaching this semester, so I am relieved I don’t have that commitment right now.

I’ve got a few trips coming up in March (San Diego, Washington DC), April (San Francisco), May (Indianapolis), and June (Minnesota) so I’ll have travel stuff to share, so hopefully it’ll be easier to help me get back in a rhythm of writing more.

And of course there will be plenty of pictures.


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