Saturday, August 20, 2011

An Update

So it has been a month since I have had a chance to update this blog but it's because this past month has been full of long days and new experiences.

I finished my job as a nanny and have vowed to never do that job again. It is always worth it in the end because the girls and I come to an understanding about why we act the way we do. I just hope that I have made an impact on these girls even though I was only their nanny for two summers. I want to see them grow up, but I know I won't have that opportunity.

As soon as I was done with my job, I headed back to Athens. I am living in my sorority house again this year but I am on the 3rd floor in a secluded corner. It's already shaping up to be a much different experience from last year. I have a positive attitude about this year, but it's weird to feel disconnected from the girls my age since most of them have apartments this year. I guess it's a wait and see kind of experience.

We had sorority recruitment the first two weeks of August, so most of my days were spent within the four walls of the sorority house learning chants and how to converse with potential new members. In the end, all of our hard work paid off and we got over 65 new members. Since I was not an anchormate this year, Bid Day was a little bit more relaxed because I just had to meet as many new girls as possible instead of showing the ropes to a new girl. I love that each year of recruitment brings with it a new set of feelings and emotions. It's one of those constant reminders of what my sorority can/does mean to me!

Bucket List Item: I went to The Grill in downtown Athens after Bid Day. I think it is one of those places that I need to go after my 21st birthday and get something late night!

This past week was my first week of school as a junior in college. I have officially passed the halfway mark of my college career and, to be honest, it's a scary thought that I am going to have to enter the real world sooner rather than later. In order to find an internship for next summer, I am going to have to commit time and energy to find who is offering positions and if I can see myself working at that firm. I love my accounting major because there are so many options for me when I get out of school but I am not really looking forward to having to do the research to find the job.

The best thing about this week has been starting my new leadership class. It is such an exciting time and I know that I am going to be making a lot of changes in the next few months. We are already reading a lot of interesting articles and they are making an impact on me. I will definitely be blogging about all the exciting things going on!

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