Welcome all to another week of the Cougar Diaries!
On Monday, I got to attend Pilates with Amanda in Pacelli Hall, and it was great! Pop Pilates is something that I started last year and haven’t stopped since. Ask my family: I did it almost every day back home and they all thought I was crazy. But it’s such a good workout to do in a short amount of time. And what I love about it is that you don’t need weights or machines; you use your own body and work for a stronger self.
This past week was a sucky one because one of the worst things that can happen to a student occurred. I got sick. Now I know that sounds dramatic and all, but as a college student and a busy person, getting sick means not only a stuffy nose but a stuffy head. And to me, that’s my least favorite part. Especially this past week, I felt as though every instant was slow and painful, but Liz and I did get our first board completed.
The Mark Sterner presentation occurred last week. Every first year student is required to attend the event. I have attached a short video of the Sterner presentation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M78HnKVnWUIt’s a great presentation to show our students how to drink responsibly, especially when it comes to driving. This past week for class, I had the opportunity of leading my Transition Class over the discussion of the presentation while our instructor was out of town. I love being a Transition Peer Mentor for our first-year students; it’s a great opportunity for me because it gives me classroom experience. We had one of our best discussions, so I am looking forward to the rest of the semester with them – even though I was sick.
This week, I also got a surprise visit from my boyfriend who surprised me with lovely flowers. And not only that, but I got a package from my mom and also my little sister Luna from back home. I love packages – especially when they come at a time when I have a cold! And for some reason when I get sick, it makes me miss home a little bit more than usual.
On Friday, I also found out about the job that I had interviewed for last week: I got it! I am now going to be the First-Year Coordinator for the Office of Admissions! That means I will be taking my job as a student ambassador tour guide a step further by supervising the first-year student ambassadors on special visits. So thank you to all who had me in their thoughts and prayers, and I am really excited to see what this position will hold for me!
On Saturday, I woke up feeling healthy and well again! So I was able to enjoy my weekend by getting my work done and getting up to speed on the sleep I have allowed myself to lose (which probably resulted of me getting sick), and it was great!
This week, I am going to end my post with one of my favorite quotes, even though I am by no means a morning person.
“Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is the one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.” - Oscar Wilde