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With the holiday break coming to an end, we are all finding ourselves in different places in our lives. Some of us are excited to start our new journey at college whereas others of us are trying to push through to find motivation for our upcoming finals. It can seem like a lot is being thrown at you to do both in and out of school it is a busy time of year. Wherever you might find yourself it is important to keep in mind the idea of grit. 

During this time of year I often times find it difficult to find motivation. It is important to keep in mind that what’s most important is…

The beginning of the year is a time that is filled with excitement surrounding resolutions, goals, and intentions to become versions of ourselves. This excitement is contagious and motivates us all to do the hard things that are required to achieve the goals we are striving for. As the days and weeks wear on the excitement starts to fade and “life” begins to happen, making it harder and harder to stick to the goals and aspirations that we had for ourselves. This is a time that many people dread but I think is special. This time where things get hard is special because it is an amazing…

We made it to January and have flipped the calendar to 2020.  This is the time of resolutions, semester exams and Regional Connect Conferences.  When I was a student council advisor, January provided an opportunity to reflect on the year so far, and draft some plans and strategies for the remainder of the year.  It was always important to remind student leaders that their job was only half done at this point. Finishing strong in the second semester lays a solid foundation for the next year and allows the seniors a chance to build on their legacy.

I found some good information for…

With the Leadership Training Institute tour is wrapping up Matt, Angel and I have hit our Bavarian Inn chicken limit until the Regional Connect conferences begin. I had the opportunity to introduce the "From the Archives” concept with many of you at the LTI advisor meetings. When asked for topics you would like some additional resources on - Constitution Review, Bylaws and Officer Duties & Responsibilities were frequently shared.

These topics along with Committees closely align with Section 1 Organization & Structure) of the Award of Excellence rubric . I was found…

Y’all (I been using that a lot lately) – we are so close to the end of the year! I would first like to give a big congratulations to each and every single one of you. You have worked so hard, and it is all going to pay off. The holidays are right around the corner, so stay strong. 

Not gonna lie, this year has been a heck of a year for me. If you would have told me, one year ago, that I was going to be where I am at - writing this in my dorm at the University of North Carolina, I would have laughed in your face. For many of you seniors, I understand all of the emotions you might be…


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