My Last Day as an Orientation Leader

I was a lot more excited than I thought I would be for this summer to come to an end. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I loved my job and gained so much from it, but oh my gosh I’m exhausted. Working from 5am until 11pm most days made me learn a lot about myself and the other lovely people I worked with. First off, I can work those hours four days a week and not drop dead, which is pretty rad. I can walk 10+ miles daily and still not drop dead, which is pretty cool too. I also learned that I never gave myself much credit for my people skills or my customer service skills. Getting screamed at by angry parents? Meh. Getting told to walked two and a half miles across campus with someone having a panic attack in 100 degree weather? Sure, it’s gonna get done and everyone is gonna be okay.

At the beginning of summer, I had no idea what I was in for. I preparing for a battle without even realizing it, and looking super cute with my team in the process.

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Now, we’re seasoned veterans and could probably take on the world with little to no problem. We look like we’ve aged about a decade in the course of two months, but we’ve definitely come out wiser than when we started.

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I’m still debating whether or not I want to try and apply for the job again next year, and as of right now my job quite done yet. There are still a few things left to do, which I think might end up being that determining factor. There are a lot of aspects of this job that I’m definitely gonna miss, but at the same time, I’m beyond excited to never have to perform a skit again, answer the same question roughly a million times within five minutes, and be expected to smile through all of it even though I hate it with a passion.

In the end, I can say for sure that it was one of the most interesting and crazy summers of my life and I wouldn’t change it for a second. I’m gonna miss all these absolutely insane people I’ve been so fortunate to work with.

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And now, with Summer 2016 coming to a close, I gotta say it’s been an adventure. Let’s hope Summer 2017 can live up to the standard set this year, because it isn’t gonna be easy.


Starting a Blog for the Millionth Time

You’d figure by now that I know I’m crap at keeping up with blogs, and therefore would have no desire to continue my attempts to create a blog that’s more than likely going to fail. That would be the logical conclusion anyways, but despite my incredible inclination toward logic, here I am. I have this overwhelming want to document my life with little commitment to a full on blog, so that’s what I’m hoping to create.

You see, I’m in a really strange transitional period of my life where I’m graduating high school, going on to college, and trying to find my own sense of identity, all while battling my mental health issues. It’s kind of a weird mix of crazy junk all happening at once. I figure that’s gotta interest for people to read about, and would be completely fascinating to look back on one day. That’s really the end goal: to look back on all the things I did and how it made me who I am, whoever that may be. What better way is there to immortalize the past in order to learn from it in the future?

So, I’m starting another blog because life is weird and living it is weirder.