Sunday, January 8, 2012

To Receive Much You Must Give Much

I am thankful to have spent the first weekend of the new year with many amazing women facilitating at my third Officer Academy with Tri Sigma! It is such a great way to start the new year, and is always wonderful to reconnect with our collegiate women, which I miss so incredibly much from my year working with our organization. While of course I thoroughly enjoyed the women in my small group, it's always fun to connect with staff and volunteers that I regularly communicate with, yet see on a very limited basis.

The past two years I have be a coach for small groups of membership recruitment directors, and this year I was paired with a group of presidents. There was definitely a different energy with our group, and as I was a chapter president myself it definitely came a little bit easier.

Although I graduated not quite three years ago it already feels like collegiate life was decades ago and I miss the memories of Sunday chapter meetings, staying up late in the Sigma suite, intense but crazy recruitment practices, chanting, t-shirts, and everyday life with my chapter sisters. Every time I think about my experience I realize even more that I gained from it, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to assist other women in sharing in that same experience.

1. Our small group of chapter presidents 2. Me and my awesome Assistant Coach Miss Jess Schaubs! 3. With the lovely ladies of Theta Alpha (High Point University) 4. All of the coaches and interns 5. Reuniting with my own chapter, Epsilon Phi!

One of my favorite things was that we had our group members come up with 5-7 words to describe their Tri Sigma experience. I collected those and made this fun wordle, and was happy that our group's favorite description was chosen in the random generator for the college, I'm sure you'll be able to spot it...

Despite the lack of sleep and being a total klutz spilling salad and almost taking down a bridesmaid (fun story for later) all in all it was a great weekend and I'm charged up to start this new semester!

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