Being a member of the Track and Field team is honestly an emotional roller coaster. Some days being on the team is one of the best decisions I’ve made while other days I question why I put myself through all the stress. It definitely challenges me both mentally and physically and there are so many things that I have to give up in order to be on the team that sometimes it doesn’t seem to be worth it. Then I have to remind myself what I am getting from being a part of the team and all the people I am lucky enough to meet through it. Read more
This year I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to volunteer at the hospital here in Mt. Pleasant. Although I am required by every club I am a part of to have volunteer hours, volunteering is something that I genuinely enjoy doing. Having the ability to help someone and using that is one of the greatest things that someone can do in my opinion. Read more
Communication in Leadership is a different type of communications class. You don’t spend the semester preparing speeches and writing long essays about topics that you don’t really care about. Instead you learn about real world communication and how to apply what we have learned to your situation in order to get the best outcome possible. Read more
For my Leadership Studies class, the 40 some of us were split into different groups. Each group was in charge of teaching the class a different leadership theory. My group was responsible for one of the harder topics: The Style Approach. I won’t go into too much detail, but basically, according to the style approach, there are four types of leaders in the world. Each of them leads in a different way and are more successful than others in certain situations. Read more
A lead chat is something that the Leadership Institute does every so often through social media, mainly twitter. They ask questions about every aspect of leadership and who ever wants to can reply or use the hashtag LEADChat to join in. My leadership cohort participated in one focused on mentor/mentee relationships. It was a week or so before we choose who we wanted to be a mentor to, so it was a good way to reflect on our relationships with our mentors and think about how to make those our relationships with our mentees even better. Read more
The American Experience.
This class was probably the worst thing that I have ever experienced in my life and I think that if you talked to anyone else in the class, they would agree. I like history, so I was really excited for this class at the beginning of semester, but as soon as the first lesson was over, I knew it was about to be rough. Read more
In January, I blogged about my resolutions for the year. I didn’t make one specific goals, like to eat healthier or to work out everyday, but rather, I made a goal to improve upon myself. There were four questions I asked myself for the upcoming year with the responses from January below: Read more