With everything going on with Homecoming this week, I don’t really need to say that this week is more than a
little chaotic for me. Homecoming is by far one of my favorite weeks during the year and I can’t BEGIN to try and explain how excited I am for the rest of this week’s events to unfold. As Kelsey mentioned in her blog
earlier today, Coronation started off our week yesterday and went by without a hitch. She and Mark did a fantastic job putting on the event, and their countless hours of hard work really paid off!
On top of my responsibilities with Homecoming this week, it’s also a pretty chaotic week with my life as an RA. Life with a lot of commitments can be really overwhelming and sometimes I forget that life happens, whether I want it to or not. I could forget about an assignment I’ve got due in two days or I could find $20 in my jeans pocket when I’m doing my laundry. I might not be able to sit and gab with my friends at lunch, but I might get the chance to make new relationships and connections at a meeting.
Admittedly, it was kind of a rough day for me. But the awesome thing about being at Concordia is that rough days never last for long. My staff meetings for ResLife are on Tuesdays, and something we like to do is pass a
Staff Appreciation item to a new member each week. When the staff member is given the item, we tell the person why they’re important to us, whether it be as a coworker or as a person.
Our appreciation item in Hoyum is a lovely elephant named Jack, and for the next week Jack is going to be living with me! It was a nice surprise. It was also a really good lesson for me because I don’t take compliments
well, so listening to my staff tell me why they think I’m cool helped me in more ways than one. Sometimes the only thing a person needs is to be told that they’re appreciated, so from here on out, no matter what life throws at me, I’m going to try and remember two things: 1. I’m appreciated and 2. Life happens, and the best thing I can do is to go along for the ride, because more often than not, it’ll make some of the best memories.