8.11.2011

Crazy, Busy Life

College life has been CUH-RAZY!!!

Since moving back to school, I've been busy 24/7. Most of the time, I've had 12 hour days - from 9am to 9pm. It doesn't really seem like 12 hours, though, because RA training has been so much fun.


It's been a lot of information to absorb about a LOT of different things, and I'm only halfway done with training. We've also done a lot of bonding with the entire RA staff and my specific hall (Husman Hall) staff. I feel like I've known these people for years already when I've only known most of them for a few days! It's crazy how fast we guys clicked. Last night we watched Forgetting Sarah Marshall around 11pm, and a lot of times we just sit in the main office together and either work on materials we need for our door decs or organize the office.

I love really bonding with people. Especially when we really get to talking with each other. One thing that really surprised me is finding out that two people tried being vegan for 2 weeks - and they wish they could've stuck with it - and they think it's awesome that I'm vegan! Talking to them about it and about lots of different health related topics really made me excited. Too often I come across people we tell me how being vegan is bad, or that I should return to eating meat, or that they don't understand why I would ever want to be vegan. So finding people who felt positively about it was really cool!

Our new Residential Complex... where the new cafeteria AND Currito: Burritos Without Borders is located!!!
Another thing that shocked me was the amount of available food I could eat as a gluten-free vegan. The hall directors really go out of their way to make sure I have food to eat. Meals at our BRAND SPANKING NEW cafeteria are fabulous, with clearly label vegan options, and my old manager from the on-campus pub I used to work out told me that a) she'd tell the chefs to serve vegan/gf desserts just for me!!!!! and b) they are going to have a specific station dedicated to vegan/vegetarian/GF foods!!! OHMYGOODNESS. I can't even tell you haw freakin excited I am about all that. It's going to be AMAZING! The other day, when the staff grilled out, they even ordered grilled portabella mushrooms JUST FOR ME. I felt so special!!!

Basically, training is going so, so well. I couldn't be happier with my staff, my training, or anything at all. It's been great. I know being an RA is going to be a challenging/busy experience, but it will totally be worth it all in the end. I'm going to have some really strong friendships by the end of this year. Everyone is so supportive and easy to talk to... I love them all! :)

PS- Chocolate Covered Katie is having a GIVEAWAY! CLICK HERE TO ENTER! She's giving away a basket full of chocolately goodness...and a FREE batch of her infamous Fudge Babies... you pick the flavor! :)

How do you deal with having a busy schedule? What do you do to keep yourself sane?

Much love,

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