Last week, I spent 5 days at Washington State… Holy cow.. Home sweet home! PS – in case you did not know… I went to Washington State for Undergrad! This is where I joined Kappa Delta, people!
- My company has been partnered with this university for a long time… clearly I was in some way or another recruited through this little partnership! It has been a blessing and so wild that I am the person who gets to visit them now! It is THE MOST HUMBLING thing ever to speak at your own university… it is a mirror in the craziest way possible. So honestly, I have a hard girl crush on the Panhellenic Officers. Like I just want to be them, and kick it with them. Also, the office staff member there, Megan is one of the most positive people I have ever met. Every word that comes out of her mouth is so sweet and sincere! I am honored to be one of these humans and to think that we have so much in common blows my mind.
- Here are the highlights! I locked myself in the woods with the Recruitment Counselors at this BEAUTIFUL camp called Ross Point. I have been going here with them for a few years and it is one of my favorite visits of the year. I got to hang out with my dear friends Sam & Mike and we went to a hockey game on Saturday night! It was SO FUN! Check out the picture evidence of me “chucking the puck.” I cannot thank Sam & Mike ENOUGH for an awesome night out! Sunday was a pretty typical training day for me. I caught up with the most recently announced LDC from my chapter miss Anna! Could NOT be more proud of her and who she is becoming! Monday was the day I was most worried about. I did a keynote for all of the newly initiated members for every chapter. I always freak out before these things because I just want to be perfect. I honestly get so critical of myself before hand because I believe I have not accomplished nearly enough to have a microphone attached to my body.
- Finally, it is so good to go back to your roots. It is so important to see how the world goes on without you, and how you needed a place more then it ever needed you. It is easy to tell yourself that you are the key to something working… but I have learned that rarely am I irreplaceable… Mostly I try to make sure people feel intense self-love and happiness wherever I am. I just want people to know it is not other people, but you that has immense worth and value. I think so many people go back to their places and immediately begin comparing and looking for how it is worse or better than when they were around. I mean, I say I think that but honestly I have done it in the past. But, one of the best changes I have seen in myself is to just constantly remember this is not about me. My job is not about me, I try to live my life for the people I love, I try to find the things about the world that make it beautiful… reguardless of me.
Here are the three songs I could not live without this week:
- For Her – Chris Lane
- This is Gospel – Panic At The Disco, Either this version or this (depending on your mood)
- Welcome Home – Radical Face
This week was another of intense lows and amazing high’s. No matter how intense it gets I will always be thankful I at least know how to feel.