Today is Day 1 of our first freshman orientation session!
This is always such an exciting (and very tiring) day, but it is always amazing to watch all the hard work that has been put in by my amazing staff come to life.
At my freshman orientation session, my mom told me that I should be an orientation leader. I was thinking that it seemed like something I’d like, but didn’t really think anything of it… little did I know that every summer of my life since then would be full of orientation.
There’s just something about being a part of welcoming new students and their families and getting them started on this amazing experience. It’s exhausting, and it’s challenging, but it is oooooh so rewarding too.
And now, on this side of things, I get to also see all my student staff putting their hard work and preparation to use. They are what keeps me going on little-to-no sleep. They make me laugh and continually make me proud. They grow so much over the course of the spring and summer, and I am lucky to see that growth in person.
So to all of my student staff, enjoy today. Enjoy tomorrow. And enjoy each moment you get with this job, because it can be sooo much more than just a job. Soak it in, and be the difference for someone!!