Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Is This Real Life?

Does everyone get this excited about their job?  If not, some companies need to step up their game. Alpha Delta Pi changed my life during my collegiate years and I know that trend will continue.  I am thrilled to serve as a Leadership Consultant for Alpha Delta Pi.  Reuniting with my consultant sisters for our official beginnings is truly a blessing.  Seriously, you should get to know these women--they're great!  We shared our excitement together as we tried on our official magnetic name tags, traded business cards, paged through our notebooks and (drum roll, please) set up our phones and iPads!  This was like Christmas!!  We are excited to visit Alpha Delta Pi chapters across the country (and hopefully Canada) and experience everything various campuses have to offer.

As I travel I will be sure to keep you updated on everything I encounter. This includes, but is not limited to sporting events, music, food, coffee shops, outside adventures and more, so stay tuned!  I'm sure I speak for Mary, Rose, Caroline, Brittany, Jessica, Megan, Ashley and Eyrn when I express my enthusiasm for our year of travel as a sorority professional!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Time for a Little R&R

Alpha Delta Pi's Leadership Seminar in Atlanta, GA was a great experience!  I love attending summer conferences because the programing allows sisters from various locations to interact, learn, and bond.  This conference was especially important to me because I finally had the opportunity to meet the consultant sisters I will be working with this year!  We look forward to visiting a chapter near you!
Over this 4th of July holiday I was lucky enough to spend time with my family at the lake.  There were many boaters out during the day so we decided to act as the audience rather than the stars of the show.  After boaters dispersed, I decided it was my turn to ski.  “Alright mom, let’s see if I can still do this” I said.  I haven’t skied since last summer and the first run of the season is always a tossup (luckily I have always come out on the winning end, getting up on my first attempt, to date).  My dad always chooses to ski this week.  His birthday is July 1st and he always skies shortly after his so he can proudly proclaim “I skied when I was 55” for example.  This may or may not be the only week he skies, but it counts in my book.  Maybe one day I can beat his record. 
            As the sun set over the lake and darkness crept in, we gathered on the pontoon (can’t think of this word without singing Little Big Town’s, Pontoon) and awaited the fireworks show.  The moon suspended over the lake, red, green and white lights bobbed in synchrony with the motion of the water and fireworks illuminated both the sky and the surface of the water.  It was a great way to spend the holiday week!  I hope yours was great as well!

Hyco Lake, NC

Max, miss you sweet boy.