Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Life?

So it has been MONTHS since I last wrote here...
My mom (lovingly) got on my case about it the other day so I figured what a better way to get back into the swing of things than to talk about my (pretty much) new life!!
I am now in to the first semester of my junior year at SUNY New Paltz and I'm LOVING every minute of it!!
I have a boyfriend, who's name is Joe. He's also a junior here and he is majoring in TV/Radio Production. He's from Long Island and he's in the Comedy Improv Team here on campus :-)

We've been together for almost 8 months and he makes me super happy!

The next big change in my life is that I have changed my major! I am no longer an education major nor do I have a concentration in Spanish any longer.
I am now majoring in Human Services and begin my minor in deaf studies next semester! I am in love with all of my classes and professors and I have never felt this happy about my academics! Next semester I begin my first our of three internships with various human services agencies... Still picking out the right internship for me :-)

And finally, I have a job at school!
At the end of last semester I was elected to a position called "Council of Organizations Chair".
The student-run governing body on campus is called the Student Association (SA). SA deals with everything on campus and off campus that involves students. My job puts me on the executive board for the SA and my job is to oversee all clubs and organizations that are funded and sponsored by SA.
There are about 150 clubs affiliated with the Student Association and every club is required to send a representative to a bi-weekly meeting (Council of Organizations) which I am in charge of running.
In the past these meetings have been pointless, irregularly attended by many, and loathed by most. However, during my campaign, I stressed that I think the council could be very effective and useful if correctly run and that has been my main focus so far this semester.
I have faced a lot of obstacles, however, I believe I recently made a major break through and am excited to implement my new ideas at the next meeting!!
I am on an executive board with six others, 3 girls and 3 guys. We all get along very well and I am becoming very good friends with them :-)
I spend about 12 hours in my office every week and am paid for those hours, which is an added plus to the job that I didn't know about until after I was elected!

This past weekend was the first Open House for high school seniors at our university and I was asked to put together a room to demonstrate the diverse clubs and organizations that we have to offer to students.

This is me at the open house standing next to one of the three walls that were covered in all the different club and org. names!

I am the happiest now that I have been since I graduated high school!

More to come,
Peace and Love


HeidiTri's said...

You sound and look so happy now! i'm thrilled that every thing is coming together for

HeidiTri's said...

Oh yeah- I forgot to say that I like the new background!

Felicia said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying your college years!! They are so much fun!

PennyCandy said...

So happy for you.

PennyCandy said...

Okay you I posted a blog so you would stop bugging me go read it and leave a comment. Please. I love you bunches.